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Lemon Fondue

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


5 cups

"As pretty as it is luscious, this sunshiny sauce is a lovely complement to angel food or pound cake," says field editor Diane Hixon of Niceville, Florida. "It's just right for a special luncheon."


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • Strawberries, gingerbread and/or bite-sized meringues


  1. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in water until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in butter, lemon juice and zest until butter is melted.
  2. Transfer to a fondue pot and keep warm. Serve with strawberries, gingerbread and/or meringues.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 46 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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