Thursday, October 27, 2011

15 Delicious Dessert Sauces: Part Two

Click here for Part One of the 15 Delicious Dessert Sauces.
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Today I'm sharing the next five sauces, because we can never have too many to refer to when we prepare desserts.

You might notice that three of the recipes were written by Grace Viall Gray of Glen Ellyn, Ill. So who was she? She was an associate professor of Home Economics at Iowa State College and later the Director of Gray Institute of Home Economics in Chicago. She was also the author of numerous books.

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Have a great Thursday,

5 More Vintage Dessert Sauce Recipes

Apricot Sauce Recipe
3 cups dried apricots
6 cups water
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup sliced candied orange peel
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/8 teaspoon cloves
Wash apricots. Add water. Cover. Simmer 40 minutes, or until soft. Rub apricots through sieve. Add sugar, lemon rind, lemon juice, candied orange peel, and cloves. Cook over hot water, stirring constantly, until blended.

Mint Sauce Recipe
1/2 cup chopped mint leaves
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Heat water to boiling. Add mint and powdered sugar. Cool.

Foamy Sauce Recipe
6 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons boiling water
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
Cream butter. Add sugar slowly, beating constantly. Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored. Add to first mixture. Add water and salt. Mix thoroughly. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Cook over hot water, stirring constantly, 5 minutes. Add extract. Serve at once. Grace Viall Gray, Glen Ellyn, Ill.

Hard Fruit Sauce Recipe
1/4 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons cream
1 cup crushed fruit.
Cream butter. Add sugar slowly, beating constantly. Add cream. Add slowly, beating constantly, 1 cup of well-drained canned strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, peaches, or apricots. Grace Viall Gray, Glen Ellyn, Ill.

Hard Sauce Recipe
1 lemon
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter
Cream butter. Add sugar slowly, beating constantly. Add lemon juice and a few grains salt. Beat until well blended. Grace Viall Gray, Glen Ellyn, Ill.

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  1. Thank you for hosting! This week I have shared the following seasonal farm-to-table recipes that promote the benefits of good health through nutrition from eating fresh unprocessed seasonal produce:

    fried egg salad

    potato and leek soup (vegan)

    Happy cooking!
    The Intentional Minimalist

  2. As usual you always have an excellent recipe going. I want to thank you for the award.

  3. Yum, I do love those dessert sauces. The last few months I have been putting berry sauces (and berry jams that didn't quite set enough) over ice cream. And boy, that is one easy way to get through your stash of sauces and jams quickly (maybe a little TOO quickly ;)). Thanks for sharing these.

  4. These dessert sauces look delicious. Thanks for sharing them. In return I am sharing a recipe - it is for oatmeal raisin cookies. The recipe was my great grandmother's and has been passed down the generations. I hope you enjoy and have a great week! --Alissa

  5. We love your blog. You always have something wonderful. This dessert sauce post is just terrific.


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