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Lemon-Caramel Sauce

The sauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to three days. Gently reheat it just before serving.

  • yield: Makes about 1 1/4 cup
Photography: Caren Alpert

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon limoncello, (Italian lemon flavored liqueur; optional)
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Heat sugar and 1/4 cup water in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved and syrup is clear. Continue to cook, without stirring, until syrup comes to a boil, occasionally washing down sides of pan with a wet pastry brush to prevent crystals from forming. Let syrup boil, gently swirling pan occasionally, until dark amber.

  2. Step 2

    Remove from heat; whisk in lemon juice, liqueur (if desired), butter, and 2 tablespoons water. (Caramel will steam and spatter.) Serve warm.

Source
Martha Stewart Living