This is a perfect sauce for the Unbelievable Cheesecake with or without berries. Drizzle it over the plain cheesecake or just top your cheesecake with berries and drizzle with this sauce for a new high in cheesecakes!
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
1/4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
2 tablespoons Curacao, Triple Sec, Cointreau or Grand Marnier
2 tablespoons Brandy
1/4 cup 40% cream
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
Melt butter in a saucepan. Add the sugar, orange and lemon juice; bring to a boil and boil hard for 3 to 4 minutes until somewhat thickened. Add the orange liqueur and brandy; boil another 2 minutes to return to thickness. In the meantime whisk the cream and cornstarch together. Remove the orange mixture from the heat and let the boiling subside. Add the cream mixture; return to heat and, stirring constantly, bring back to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.
Cool completely if storing in the refrigerator. Serve warmed but not hot.
Yield: 1 cup
Notes: The times given are approximate depending upon the size of the saucepan. However, a little thinner or thicker really doesn’t matter. This may be made several days ahead and stored in refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before using.