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Tangy lemon sauce spooned over squares of spicy gingerbread is a long-standing classic American dessert.

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Gingerbread with Lemon-Butter Sauce

Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly flour a 2-quart square baking dish; set aside.

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  • In a large bowl stir together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, ground ginger, baking powder, baking soda, and allspice. Add shortening, molasses, the water, and egg. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed until combined. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Fold in crystallized ginger.

  • Pour batter into prepared baking dish, spreading evenly. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve warm with Lemon-Butter Sauce.

Nutrition Facts (Gingerbread with Lemon-Butter Sauce)

345 calories; 17 g total fat; 6 g saturated fat; 38 mg cholesterol; 96 mg sodium. 46 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein;

Lemon-Butter Sauce

Ingredients

Directions

  • In a small saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in half-and-half and butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon peel, lemon juice, and ginger. Serve warm.

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