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Lemon Dessert Sauce Recipe
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Lemon Dessert Sauce Recipe

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While this sauce makes a wonderful topping for angel food cake, it's also great as a glazed for roasted chicken with some thyme or rosemary...or swirled in to a homemade cheesecake.—Connie Jurvevich, Atmore, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • Angel food or pound cake

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without cake) equals 241 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 122 mg cholesterol, 90 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In the top of a double boiler, beat eggs and sugar. Stir in butter, lemon juice and lemon peel. Cook over simmering water for 10-12 minutes or until mixture reaches 160° and is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Refrigerate for up to 1 week. Serve chilled over the cake. Yield: 1 cup.
Originally published as Lemon Dessert Sauce in Taste of Home August/September 2004, p10

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without cake) equals 241 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 122 mg cholesterol, 90 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2013

This is really good.. You can use for any dessert..

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