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Top Dessert Sauce Recipes

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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.

1. Blueberry Sauce Recipe

Blueberry Sauce with Czech Bublanina
© Barbara Rolek licensed to About.com, Inc.
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.

2. Easy Raspberry Sauce Recipe

Raspberry Sauce
© Redcipolla on Flickr
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.

3. Easy Orange Sauce Recipe

Easy Orange Sauce on Bread Pudding
© 2010 Barbara Rolek licensed to About.com, Inc.
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.

4. Fresh Strawberry Sauce Recipe

Hungarian Strawberry-Filled Curd Cheese Dumplings
© 2011 Barbara Rolek licensed to About.com, Inc.
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.

5. Easy Lemon Glaze Recipe

Lemon Glaze on Polish Poppyseed Pull-Aparts
© 2009 Robert Rose Inc., 2009, used with permission.
This easy lemon glaze recipe is made with only three ingredients. It's perfect drizzled on pound cakes, rum cakes, Bundt cakes, coffeecakes, cookies and more.

6. Vanilla Pastry Cream Recipe

Pastry Cream
© Brown Eyed Baker on Flickr
This recipe for vanlla pastry cream is the base for many decadent desserts including Hungarian Somloi Galuska or Vanilla Charlotte.

7. No-Fail Vanilla Pastry Cream Recipe

Polish Papal Cream Cake or Kremowka Papieska
© 2010 Barbara Rolek licensed to About.com, Inc.
This easy pastry cream recipe can be used to fill Polish Kremówka Papieska, Polish karpatka, Serbian krempita, Hungarian indianer, napoleons, cream puffs, eclairs and other pastries calling for a custard filling.

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8. Easy Vanilla Custard Sauce Recipe

Vanilla Custard Sauce
© Rune_T on Flickr
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.

9. Hot Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Chocolate Sauce
© Caryn74 on Flickr
This chocolate sauce recipe is served hot and is a good accompaniment for poached fruits, pound cakes, ice cream and other desserts.

10. Dairy-Free Cocoa Powder Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Dairy-Free Cocoa Powder Chocolate Sauce on Crepes
© Miss Birdsnest Hair on Flickr
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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