Clementine Sauce

Makesabout 1 1/8 cups
  • Active time: 10 min
    Total time: 40 min (includes cooling to warm)

Clementine Sauce is a flavorful accompaniment to ice cream, fruit, or our favorite Bomboloni.
Published in Gourmet Live 11.30.11


  • 1 1/4 pounds clementines (about 8)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces


  • Squeeze enough juice from clementines to measure 1 cup.
  • Whisk together juice, sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a small heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly, then briskly simmer, whisking, 1 minute.
  • Remove pan from heat and whisk in butter until melted.
  • Pour into a bowl and cover surface with wax paper or parchment. Cool to warm, about 30 minutes.


  • Sauce can be made 3 days ahead and chilled, covered. Rewarm over low heat before serving.
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