Sunday, December 14, 2014

Lemon Cream Sauce

A creamy lemon sauce made with lemon juice, lemon zest and whipping cream.

Lemon Sauce

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This creamy lemon sauce is as versatile as it is delicious. Perfect on pancakes, cakes or poured over fresh fruit for a simple dessert.

My husband being born and living most of his childhood in
Britain introduced me to eating pancakes with lemon juice and sugar. "Just try it,'" he said, "you will love it, promise." My reaction," You want me to try what on my pancakes? Huh? I don't know about that ...." I was a little resistant to this idea at first. Being a good southern girl, I only wanted my pancakes when they were slathered in butter and immersed in a plate of pancake syrup. One bite and I was hooked. Ohh, I hate it when he is right. I loved that mix of tart lemon and sweet sugar on my pancakes.

I had to come to a compromise between my new found love of lemon and sugar on my pancakes and the need to have something a little more substantial than a drizzle of lemon juice on them. A squirt of lemon juice works much better on traditional British pancakes, which are much thinner and more like crepes, than their fluffy American cousins. I needed a sauce to douse my pancakes in, but something that would capture that yummy lemon and sugar flavor.

After playing around a bit, I came up with this lemon sauce. You can make the sauce a little more tangy by adding less cream or more mellow by adding more cream. We have found this sauce to be much more than just a pancake condiment. You can use it as a sauce for cakes, drizzled over fresh berries or as a dipping sauce for apples. A different and delicious alternative to pancake syrup, and so much more.

What delicious ideas can you come up with for using this luscious lemon sauce?

Lemon Sauce

1 and 1/2 Cups Water
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
1/4 to 1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream*
3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 Tablespoon Lemon Zest

Add water, sugar and cornstarch to a saucepan and whisk to combine. Turn stove top heat on after mixture is combined.

Cook mixture on medium high until it reaches a boil, continue to whisk as mixture cooks.  Reduce heat to a simmer and continue to simmer until thickened, stirring often. Once mixture has thickened; whisk in butter, lemon juice and lemon zest. Continue to cook at a low simmer for two to three minutes, continue to stir frequently.

Remove from heat and allow sauce to cool.

Once completely cooled, add whipping cream slowly, whisking to combine. Store in refrigerator for up to a week.

*Half and Half, Evaporated Milk or Whole Milk can be substituted.
The less cream/milk you use, the more tangy the sauce will be. Use lower measure of cream/milk for a more tangy sauce, use higer measure for a more mellow version of the sauce. I recommend the cream or half and half.

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32 comments:

  1. This Lemon Cream Sauce looks absolutely delicious. I would love to try it out. :)

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    1. Hi Jennifer, thank you for pinning!

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  3. Oh wow, a tangy lemon sauce certainly knows how to wake up the tastebuds. Looks delicious.

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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    1. Hi Catherine, yes it does :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I love lemon and this looks amazing! I have a lemon syrup you might like too, Myer's Lemon Syrup. I will definitely be trying this one soon! Thanks for sharing :)
    Julie@ Sweet and Spicy Monkey

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    1. Thanks Julie, I hope you do get a chance to try it :) Thanks for visiting :)

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  5. Ooh! This sauce looks awesome! I need to make pancakes for dinner now!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, pancakes for dinner are always great :)

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  6. Hmm, I just may have to try that on my pancakes! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

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    1. Hi Amanda, if you like lemon you should definitely try it :)

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  7. I must say i don't like lemon flavor much in cakes, but this looks so good!

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad it looks good to you. Maybe you can give it a try :)

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  8. Yummy! These look tasty. I'm drinking some lemon tea at the moment & they'd go perfect with it.

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    1. Oh, that does sound like a good combo :0

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  9. This sounds yummy... and simple too!

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    1. Yes, I simple and yummy, two of my favorite things in a food!

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  10. Thank you so much for joining in the celebration tonight on #PureBlogLove , we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you next week on Thursday 8 pm est - through Sunday night.
    Besos
    Heidy

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  11. I pretty much love any kind of lemon sauce, sweet or savory. I'd definitely like this! Thanks for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays...pinning and sharing! :) Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hi Michelle, thanks for visiting and hosting! I always love sharing at Foodie Fridays, so glad you stopped by :)

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  12. You are right, there are so many ways to use this sauce! It sounds so good. Thanks for sharing it with Hump Day Happenings.

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    1. Hi Jenna, it is very versatile. Thanks for visiting!

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  13. I'm licking my lips right now! Yum. Pinned and tweeted. Lou Lou Girls

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  14. This lemon sauce is great!! And definitely not only for pancakes

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    1. Thanks Winnie, it is really good on fruit too!

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  15. Stopping by again to let you know I'll be featuring this recipe at the Retro Re-pin Party over at Sustaining the Powers tonight at 8pm ET. I hope you'll stop by again and link up with us. :)

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    1. Yay! Thank you Stephanie and thanks for hosting Retro Re-pin Party at Sustaining the Powers!

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  16. Ah! This sounds delicious!! I wanted to let you know that I'm featuring this post tonight at the Create & Share Link Party (7:00 PM MST)! Congratulations!!! Can't wait to see what you share with us this week :)

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  17. I never thought to put a sauce on pancakes instead of syrup, but this looks incredible! Thanks for joining us at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week! Feel free to bring a friend with you :) Happy Friday! #TGIF

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  18. Bet this would be good over Gingerbread Cake.

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