Top Dessert Sauce Recipes

These dessert sauce recipes are easy to make and put that finishing touch on a plated pastry or when brushed on a coffee cake, pound cake or Bundt cake.

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    Blueberry Sauce Recipe

    Stack of Blueberry Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce on a Blue Plate; Cup of Coffee
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    This recipe for Blueberry Sauce has a hint of citrus to brighten the flavor. It's a good foil for desserts, pancakes, waffles and French toast, even with game meats like venison. Read more about blueberries here.

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    Easy Raspberry Sauce Recipe

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    This easy no-cook raspberry sauce recipe requires only one ingredient -- frozen raspberries in syrup, unless you want to add a splash of your favorite liqueur. The best part is it can be made up to three days in advance and stored, covered, in the refrigerator.

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    Easy Orange Sauce Recipe

    Pastry with orange sauce
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    This easy orange dessert sauce recipe is made with only three ingredients. It should be served warm and would be perfect with French toast, bread puddings, pound cakes, Bundt cakes and other desserts.

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    Fresh Strawberry Sauce Recipe

    Close-Up Of Pancakes With Strawberry Sauce
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    This recipe for fresh strawberry sauce is a cooked sauce made with only four ingredients -- fresh strawberries, sugar, vanilla sugar and water. It's great on sponge cakes, angel cakes, pancakes, waffles, French toast, crepes, ice cream and other desserts. If fresh strawberries aren't available, frozen will work just fine.

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    Easy Lemon Glaze Recipe

    Fresh lemon pound cake with glaze
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    This easy lemon glaze recipe is made with only three ingredients. It's perfect drizzled on pound cakes, rum cakes, Bundt cakes, coffee cakes, cookies and more.

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    Vanilla Pastry Cream Recipe

    Vanilla cream filled pastries
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    This recipe for vanilla pastry cream is the base for many decadent desserts including Hungarian Somloi Galuska or Vanilla Charlotte.

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    Easy Vanilla Custard Sauce Recipe

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    This easy recipe for vanilla custard sauce (also known as creme anglaise) takes much less time to prepare than traditional recipes because cornstarch speeds up the thickening.

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    Hot Chocolate Sauce Recipe

    Chocolate sauce
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    This chocolate sauce recipe is served hot and is a good accompaniment for poached fruits, pound cakes, ice cream and other desserts.

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  • 09 of 11

    Dairy-Free Cocoa Powder Chocolate Sauce Recipe

    Dairy free ice cream and chocolate sauce
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    This dairy-free chocolate sauce recipe is made with cocoa powder and, thus, ideal for Orthodox Christians who abstain from meat, meat byproducts, eggs, and dairy during Lent, Advent and for other religious occasions. Butter and milk products can be found in some chocolates, so cocoa powder is considered a food that is OK to eat for Orthodox Lent. This is delightful with fruit-stuffed Lenten palacinke.

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    Mixed Berry Sauce Recipe

    Mixed Berry Sauce Recipe

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    This mixed berry dessert sauce recipe can be served hot or cold on blintzes, pound cakes, ice cream and more.

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    Easy Caramel Sauce Recipe

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    This easy caramel sauce recipe takes 10 minutes, at the most, to prepare. There's little worry of burning the sauce as with conventional caramel sauces because sweetened condensed milk is used.