Lemon Sauce Recipe – Lemon Syrup for Pancakes

Lemon Sauce is a fresh, fruity addition to blueberry pancakes and lots of other baked goods. Lemon Syrup for pancakes adds so much flavor, and it tastes much lighter than heavy maple syrup. I love adding in a bit of lemon sauce to brighten up my morning pancakes!

Lemon Sauce for pancakes in glass jar

Lemon Sauce 

Lemon sauce is the perfect addition to blueberry pancakes. Switch out your maple syrup and try this lemon syrup instead!

Lemon Sauce is light, fresh, and citrusy. The flavor is bold without being overwhelming, and I absolutely love the way it tastes drizzled over fresh blueberry pancakes. Lemon and blueberry just tastes like the perfect summer flavor combination!

Lemon Syrup is a welcome change for my morning pancakes. Maple syrup can often feel heavy (even though it’s super delicious). But using lemon syrup for pancakes adds a light and bright flavor! It’s always nice to try something different and this sauce just feels creative and fun.

This lemon sauce would also make a great topping for a simple cake (like this Easy Angel Food Cake) or this easy Banana Bread recipe.

Lemon Syrup and Blueberry Pancakes are a match made in heaven! Try this Lemon Sauce with your next batch of pancakes.

Homemade lemon sauce pouring over a stack of blueberry pancakes

Blueberry pancakes with lemon syrup

Lemon Syrup for Blueberry Pancakes

This creamy lemon sauce is absolutely divine! I love using this in place of the typical maple syrup when I make fresh pancakes. It’s a nice change, and the fresh fruity flavor is so yummy.

Lemon Syrup and Blueberry Pancakes are a match made in heaven. When I first combined these two flavors, my mind was blown. Why would I use maple syrup on blueberry pancakes when I could be using THIS? Lemon and blueberry is such a summery combination, and it makes for a bright morning!

Next time you make blueberry pancakes (the best blueberry pancake recipe is right here), you have to try this lemon syrup. You won’t be disappointed.

Lemon syrup for pancakes

Lemon Syrup Ingredients

This lemon syrup is easy to make. Just grab a few ingredients and mix them together!

  • Unsalted Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Heavy Cream
  • Freshly squeeze lemon juice
  • Lemon zest
  • Sea Salt
  • Baking Soda

This makes a wonderfully creamy lemon sauce without adding in too many ingredients.

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How to Make Lemon Sauce

Whether you’re making this Lemon Sauce for your pancakes or as a topping for a dessert, it’s simple to make.

  1. Heat a saucepan on medium-low heat
  2. Combine all ingredients except for the baking soda
  3. Boil and cook until the sugar dissolves
  4. Remove from heat & add baking soda
  5. Stir continusously
  6. Return to low heat & continue stirring
  7. Let the syrup cool before serving

Prepare this lemon sauce and set aside to cool while you cook up your pancakes!

Lemon sauce being poured over a stack of blueberry pancakes

You absolutely must try this creamy Lemon Sauce for your blueberry pancakes. The flavor combination is fresh and fruity! Make your mornings brighter with Lemon Syrup for your pancakes.

 

See the recipe card below for full details on how to make Lemon Sauce for pancakes. Enjoy!

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4.5 from 2 votes
Lemon Sauce is a fresh, fruity addition to blueberry pancakes and lots of other baked goods. Lemon Syrup for pancakes adds so much flavor, and it tastes much lighter than heavy maple syrup. I love adding in a bit of lemon sauce to brighten up my morning pancakes!
Lemon Sauce - Lemon Syrup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Lemon Sauce is a fresh, fruity addition to blueberry pancakes and lots of other baked goods. Lemon Syrup for pancakes adds so much flavor, and it tastes much lighter than heavy maple syrup. I love adding in a bit of lemon sauce to brighten up my morning pancakes!
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon sauce, lemon syrup
Servings: 6
Calories: 371 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Ingredients
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar ultrafine is best, if available
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • ¾ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt or kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Blueberry Pancakes (optional but DELISH) click for recipe
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine all ingredients except the baking soda, bring to a low boil and cook just until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the baking soda, stirring constantly. Place over low heat and stir for one more minute. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.
  2. Serve over our Perfect Blueberry Pancakes. (linked above)

  3. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Sauce - Lemon Syrup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 101mg 4%
Potassium 46mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Sugars 34g
Vitamin A 17.5%
Vitamin C 14.3%
Calcium 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Comments

Uschi Ronnenberg
It sounds so great - I'm actually up to make it... Can it be kept in the fridge for a little while?
Connie M Streeter
I was wondering if this Lemon sauce is anything like the Lemon Sauce they use to put on the Apple Crisp in my school cafeteria back in the late 60s and early 70s? I have been trying to find the recipe for years now. If not, do you know the recipe?
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