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Stack of Pancakes with Lemon Sauce

Lemon Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Sauces
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


A perfect splurge for breakfast, this Lemon Sauce is served warm over pancakes or waffles. Ready in just 15 minutes, it is an easy way to bring something special to the breakfast table.



  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract


  1. Combine the sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Whisk to combine.
  2. Add in the lemon juice and stir. The stir in the egg yolks, water and lemon extract.
  3. Cook over medium heat until the mixture is thickened and smooth, stirring often.

Recipe Notes:

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of sauce
  • Calories: 191
  • Sugar: 38 g
  • Sodium: 4 mg
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 41 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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