What happens when you garnish a rustic, thrown-together dessert with a hastily prepared sauce? Sudden, unexpected elegance is what. Lemon cider sauce is supremely simple. You can pull it together in about five minutes. Drizzle it around a fat slice of gingerbread cake, over ice cream…whatever strikes your fancy. It’s terrific with poached fruit. Combine the sugar, spices, cornstarch and salt in a small saucepan.
Set it over medium-high heat and add the cider.
Whisk it until it comes to a simmer, then keep it on the low boil for about one minute. It won’t get any thicker after that. You want it thick enough so you can see a stripe when you run your finger down the back of a spoon. Remove it from the heat.
Then immediately stir in the lemon juice and zest. Wanna add a shot of bourbon? Hell I won’t stop you.
Done! Serve it warm.