Irene's Fudge Sauce

Here's another from Yankee's former “Recipe with a History” column. Dorene Lengyel of Lynnfield, Massachusetts. For Dorene's mother, this sauce was her vacation from cooking. It's easy and delicious.


1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon table salt
2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
6 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons salted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a small bowl, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Set aside.

In a 2- to 3-quart saucepan, melt chocolate with milk and butter over medium-low heat. Simmer 3 minutes, then whisk in dry ingredients and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Mixture will thicken and become smooth and glossy. Turn off heat and add vanilla. Serve warm.

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About 1 cup

Preparation Time: 

12 minutes

Start to Finish Time: 

12 minutes

Preparation Method

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