Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
10 Mins
Makes about 1 cup hard sauce

Reader Jean Smith of Brookhaven, Mississippi, inspired this delicious topping for gingerbread. Make your own favorite gingerbread recipe, or use a mix.

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat softened butter, lemon zest, and lemon juice at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating until light and fluffy. Serve immediately with warm gingerbread.

Step 2

Note: Store sauce in refrigerator up to 1 week. Let stand 20 minutes before serving.

Ratings & Reviews

BobbieLB's Review

July 12, 2010
I was in a hurry but wanted to try it so bad, so used a box's wonderful, and keeps a long time. I love it and would make it a lot. BobbieLB