Fresh Citrus Sauce

This versatile dressing pairs well with almost any medley of fresh fruit or melon.



Makes about 1 3/4 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Cool: 10 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours


1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice


1. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan; whisk in orange juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly; boil 1 minute. Remove from heat, and whisk in lemon zest and juice. Cool 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to an airtight container; place heavy-duty plastic wrap directly on warm sauce (to prevent a film from forming); chill 2 hours before serving. Store in refrigerator, with plastic wrap on surface of sauce, up to 1 week.