Dessert Sauce Recipes

These are your use-anywhere, add-extra-flavor-to-anything sauce recipes! As a pastry chef, I challenge you to find a dessert that can’t be elevated by the right sauce. Anyone who has dipped a thick chewy chocolate chip cookie in a bowl of vanilla anglaise knows what I’m talking about.

Add a Crunch

Adding texture to a dessert is an easy way to make a dish feel complete. Sometimes a dessert already has the crunch built in like with classic pecan pie, but other desserts, like custards or pumpkin pie, can use that added layer.

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake on vintage glass cake stand
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All Dessert Toppings & Sauces