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Fresh Citrus Sauce

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 5 mins
Cool time 10 mins
Chill time 2 hrs
Yield Makes about 1 3/4 cups
This versatile dressing pairs well with almost any medley of fresh fruit or melon. 


  • 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

How to Make It

  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.