Rating: 4.72 stars
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Serve this thick and creamy, lemon-flavored butter warm over gingerbread or blueberry muffins. You can also top ice cream with it! This recipe will also work with margarine instead of butter.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
8 mins
cook:
2 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
8 tablespoons
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, cornstarch, and lemon zest. Stir in water and lemon juice, and continue stirring. After the mixture thickens and bubbles, continue to heat and stir for another two minutes.

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  • Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the butter. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

75 calories; carbohydrates 14.7g; fat 2g; cholesterol 5.4mg; sodium 14.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (38)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2008
Oh this recipe is just devine! So very easy to make. I tripled the batch for this mornings breakfast pancakes and tomorrow nights lemon chicken. I added the slightest dusting of saffron powder to give it that georgous golden yellow colour. Stay with it on the stove top and stir constantly because once it starts this sauce will go from runny to thick in seconds ! love it :) Read More
(47)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/28/2011
It was ok but I found it a little bland. It's more like a sauce. Read More
(6)
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2008
Oh this recipe is just devine! So very easy to make. I tripled the batch for this mornings breakfast pancakes and tomorrow nights lemon chicken. I added the slightest dusting of saffron powder to give it that georgous golden yellow colour. Stay with it on the stove top and stir constantly because once it starts this sauce will go from runny to thick in seconds ! love it :) Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is a very good recipe. It's quite easy, the instructions are simple to follow, and it comes out well every time. I used it as a sauce for a side dish I made, but I think this is better suited as a desert topping. Still very good, and I'll make it again! Read More
(37)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Simple and clear recipie with ingredients that are easy to find. I used 2 Tbs of flour since I didnt have cornstarch. The final consistancy was closer to a gelatin than I had expected which may or may not be due to the subsitution. Although it did taste great over pancakes. Read More
(19)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Nice recipe. I did add about an extra tablespoon of butter to make the flavour more buttery. I used this to drizzle over crepes topped with whipped cream. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2006
This recipe is simple and delicious. I used it with a lemon muffin recipe that was a little bland after baking. This recipe is perfect. The lemon butter definitely made the muffins more pleasing to serve. I did add a drop of yellow food coloring for presentation sake only. Easy and such a tasty butter. Will go into my favorite recipe file. Thanks! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2004
Such a good sauce for crepes!! But I would also use it over pound cake or ice cream. Delicious! Thanks for such an easy good recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
This is fabulous! We made it to go on our Lemon Pancakes. It was SO good! My son wants it for dinner again tonight. He love love loves anything lemon and this is perfect! Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2010
It was wonderful but more like a glaze than butter. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2010
Yummm! This is so good! Super easy too! Vanilla ice cream fresh blueberries Lemon butter = delicious summer dessert:) Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
02/28/2011
It was ok but I found it a little bland. It's more like a sauce. Read More
(6)