Luscious Lemon Sauce

When I served that divine Kerrygold Shortbread, I topped it with a lemon/blueberry sauce.  Here’s the lemon half of that combo.  I’ve never made lemon curd before but my guess is that this is a simpler sauce that gives a similar end result.  Straight from the refrigerator, it is firm but quickly melts into hot dishes like my morning oatmeal.  More often than not, it goes straight from the jar into my mouth.  I try not to judge…you really shouldn’t either.  At least not until you’ve tasted this sauce.

Lemon Sauce

Adapted from One Perfect Bite

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter

Whisk together the egg, water, lemon juice, and zest in a small saucepan.  Place over medium heat and whisk in the sugar.  Add the butter and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring frequently.  The sauce can be served warm or at room temperature.  Store leftover sauce in the refrigerator.

{printable recipe}

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17 Responses to Luscious Lemon Sauce

  1. JenniferA says:

    I love your empty plate pictures! And I’m totally not judging. Some things just demand to be eaten straight out of the jar.

    • Wendi says:

      Jennifer, the beauty of some things simply can not be captured on film.

      • I looooooove lemon sauce. Although my heart is currently owned by a martha recipe, maybe i’ll have to try this out. You know, if I ever cook (something new) again.

        • Wendi says:

          Care to share the link to Martha’s recipe? I’d love to have something to compare this to. I’m sure at some point the spirit will move you to make something new. It might just not happen for a while.

  2. Karen says:

    Hi, Just wanted to let you know that I enjoy your blog. I love everything lemon…I must try this.

  3. I guess I should have done that recipe a few months ago even if all I captured were crumbs; this is quite charming!

    I fear if I had lemon sauce in the fridge it would become my new mayonnaise and I would eat it on everything. Sounds luscious on cereal!

    • Wendi says:

      Barbara, sometimes the crumbs and streaks are all that’s left by the time I grab the camera. I still have some of this sauce left in the fridge and have been known to stir some into oatmeal for a lemony kiss in the morning.

  4. Lan says:

    girl, i wouldn’t judge if you picked up the plate and licked it clean.

  5. Tracy says:

    That photo is quite endearing.

  6. Jan says:

    The fact that you eat it straight from the jar is a testament of how good it is!

  7. Oh My!!!! This is wonderful, I was just saying to Mom the other day that I needed a great Lemon Curd recipe, and voila… It is here. Thank you. I have such fond memories of dipping my spoon straight into the jar at Grams place, each mouthful better than the last. I never could find that recipe. I wonder if they are similar. Stay tuned, Ill let you know. Hope your having a great week. 🙂

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