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Orange Sauce

The cheery color and pleasing flavor of this sauce will wake you up in the morning. It's tasty over pancakes or waffles. It's a refreshing, lower-calorie alternative to maple syrup.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    1/3 cup


  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon butter


  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and zest. Stir in orange juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened to a syrup consistency. Remove from the heat; whisk in butter.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 34 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • loveincpat
    Jul 29, 2020

    Love this one. Great with duck. My family says they eat the sauce with a spoon and use the duck as an accompaniment!

  • Scarlet
    Jun 30, 2020

    Have you tried this with lemon juice instead of orange juice? LOVE this recipe! Just wondering ??

  • Terence
    Jun 17, 2020

    So easy, so delicious. Used on vanilla ice cream, pancakes and as a dressing on duck breast. Wonderful!!!

  • amehart
    Mar 9, 2020

    Wow is this delicious and fresh tasting. Used it on Swedish pancakes initially but can see lots of other places to use it as others have mentioned. Definitely a keeper.

  • misscoffeepot
    Mar 9, 2020

    Delightful! Light, not too sweet and really versitile. I served on Swedish pancakes, but we brain stormed around the table. SOme said serve with egg rolls, over chicken, over angelfood cake......

  • deb9962
    Mar 8, 2020

    I loved this! Over vanilla ice cream, pancakes etc!

  • ebramkamp
    May 10, 2015

    This is so good I will quadruple the recipe next time. It is great on pancakes but it's also delicious poured over pound cake. Yum! My husband and I devour it. It's luscious goodness. Since I first reviewed this recipe I have used it many times. Including as a drizzle over a simple pork roast or over chicken. Delicious!

  • goobies
    Jul 22, 2013

    I have made this orange suzette sauce for many years, try it with the baked German pancakes along with blueberries, strawberries, or other's easy & very impressive for company in the morning.