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Lemon Sauce

Prep time 8 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield Makes 1 cup


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 egg yolks

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in top of a double boiler over simmering water. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves and butter melts.

  2. Whisk together lemon juice and remaining ingredients in a small bowl; gradually add to butter mixture, whisking constantly. Cook 8 minutes or until thickened, whisking constantly. Pour into a small bowl; cover and chill.

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