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Friday, February 18, 2011

Luscious Lemon Sauce



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I'm really fond of this sauce and always try to keep a jar of it in the refrigerator. I can't imagine having gingerbread without it and, because lemon is my chocolate, I generally put it on ice cream and bread pudding as well. It has the velvety texture and flavor of a good lemon curd, but it flows with the easy grace of a well-made chocolate sauce. This is really easy to make and I'm featuring it here because I think any serious collection of recipes should include a great lemon sauce. This is a great, if simple sauce. It keeps for up to a month in the refrigerator. That being said, it is still best served warm. You can warm the sauce in the microwave or in a pot of barely simmering water. Here's the recipe.

Luscious Lemon Sauce...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite inspired by Gourmet magazine

Ingredients:
1 large egg - very well beaten
1/4 cup cold water
juice of 1 lemon - approximately 3 tablespoons
finely grated peel of half a lemon
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter

Directions:

In a small saucepan, whisk beaten egg, water, lemon juice and peel until well blended. Place pan on medium heat and whisk in sugar. Add butter and cook, stirring constantly, until butter is melted and sauce comes to a full boil. Remove from heat, cool slightly and serve warm. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.

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48 comments:

Loni said...

Lemon is my chocolate, too. Wait. Caramel might be. Hmmm... I made your delicious lemon pudding today and just ate a second helping. (Burp.) Y.u.m.! Gotta try this lemon sauce, too. I luv your blog and have so many of your recipes. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Meg Johnston said...

Oh wow, this sounds amazing. I bet it's awesome drizzled on top of vanilla ice cream.

Angela said...

Yum! This looks great! I can't wait to click on those links.

Ginny said...

This looks wonderful, I can't wait to try it. I just printed it out. How long will it keep in the fridge?

yummychunklet said...

I bet this tastes great on pound cake. Thanks for the recipe!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Lemon is always welcome at my house- I give it equal time with chocolate. :) This sauce sounds wonderful- I'm definitely saving this recipe.

Candace said...

You make this sauce sound so easy. I have to try it. It looks ah-mazing. I absolutely love lemon! I think I love it equally as much as chocolate. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes.

kitchen flavours said...

This is wonderful! I can just imagine having this sauce over creamy vanilla ice cream! Will be making this, thank you so much for sharing!

Kerstin said...

Mmmm, what a versatile sauce - I would definitely start by putting on ice cream with some strawberries :)

aipi said...

As I was looking at the picture..I could think of several different uses of this sauce..that is indeed luscious n oooo so lemony :)

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Southerncook said...

I love anything with lemon. YUM!!!! I am very glad to have this recipe as well. I need to prepare it soon and I love the fact that it can stay in the fridge for a month, the possibilities are endless.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

sweetpeaskitchen.com said...

Mmmm...this lemon sauce on gingerbread!? Yes, please! :)

Don't Make Me Call My Flying Monkeys! said...

Lemon is my favorite! I just can;t resist them at all, in any form! I am so happy right now!!

Monet said...

Smile. I think lemon is my chocolate too! I've never thought of putting lemon sauce on my icecream though...what a great idea! Thank you for sharing with me tonight. I hope you have a great Friday. I'm so ready for the weekend!

Vidhya said...

I always love lemon flavour...awesome sauce...nice clicks too..It's amazing!

Sanjeeta kk said...

Looks like lemon curd. Love the color and the jar! Thinking of making it without eggs, any substitute you can suggest...

Linda Starr said...

Oh this sounds wonderful and it keeps in the frig that long, right up my alley. Lemon is my lemon, but chocolate is my chocolate. Ha.

Peggy Clyde. said...

What a wonderful recipe. I can think of many uses for it. Thanks.

-Arielle- said...

Looks divine! I have never had gingerbread with lemon sauce so this is a must try!

Alessandra said...

I think that here we call it lemon curd. It is lovely!

Have a great week end

ciao
Alessandra

Priya said...

Thats a delectable sauce..

Ana Rita said...

I'm curious to try this kind of sauce...I have a bunch of lemons, maybe today is the day!!

Thanks for sharing ,

Rita

Lucie said...

Yay, more lemon!! This sauce sounds like it would be divine on top of pound cake with a little whipped cream...another winner!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I can see this drizzled over blueberry muffins:@)

Mamatkamal said...

I love lemon too! Great recipe!

elle marie said...

I really have missed quite a bit of your posts, my mum has fallen ill, so I do apologize. You know.. then life gets busy.. yadda ...I just finished up the new site... but bare with me while I'm still tweaking it..

On a lighter note.... the lemon sauce sounds absolutely terrific... I lurv it.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Never tasted anything with lemon sauce,but I love this a lot,looks superb!

Nuts about food said...

That looks delicious and much quicker than lemon curd!

Mimosa Café said...

what can i say. i just love your recipes.

Manu said...

Yummmm! I would love to have some of this sauce on vanilla ice cream!!!! Your site is really good, tasty food and great pictures!!! I have so much to learn! Will stick around! :-)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Mmmmmmmm..... Blessings to you, Mary! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Butter Hearts Sugar said...

Yum it would be dreamy drizzled over ice cream!

Harika's Kitchen said...

Lemon sauce looks perfect.

Kim said...

I can imagine this sauce on a vanilla ice cream scoop! WOW! This looks so good and if it keeps for a month in the refrigerator, there is no excuse for me not to prepare it!

From the Kitchen said...

My mother loved gingerbread with lemon sauce. Her sauce always had a few little lumps in it but we loved it too. Thanks for the memory and recipe.

Best,
Bonnie

Jenn said...

Oh yes, this self proclaimed sauce girl will be putting this on the list of things to make!! YUM!!!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Looks delicious, I'd need just a spoon to eat it straight from the jar!

Hélia said...

I'm looking for this kind of recipe's for a while, cause I have a lot of lemos here, I'll try this one, that's for sure!!


kiss

Hélia

Design Wine and Dine said...

Great sauce Mary! I do not have a lemon sauce in my collection but you have sold me on the fact that I should - looks like I found it!

A Busy Nest said...

This looks very good. I really like lemon curd so I bet this is great.

Ryan said...

Lemon is my chocolate too! This looks divine!!! My mouth is watering!

Joanne said...

I see myself using this as a spread for a nutella lemon sauce sandwich. This way I can have both my lemon and my chocolate in one bite! Amazing.

That Girl said...

I love when I have a question, like, how does this compare to lemon curd, and you answer it right as I'm thinking it!

Susi said...

I don't think I have ever had lemon sauce like that and since I love a good lemon curd, this sound scrumptious! I will have to bookmark this recipe as well (along with all your other wonderful lemon recipes), it sounds like a winner! :o)

My Little Space said...

Here comes another killer! my fingers will definitely digging into it as soon as it's ready.
Kristy

Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon said...

Thanks for including Killer Chocolate Sauce in the links. It really is fabulous and easy. I must give this luscious lemon sauce a try.

Beverly said...

Mary, I am so glad I scrolled down and found this recipe. I love lemon sauce, and this sounds perfect.

I even like it on toast.♥

Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon said...

I finally made this. And now I can't stop eating it. Easy AND delicious.

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