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Orange Sauce poured over a waffle
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5 from 3 votes

Orange Sauce

Orange sauce is sweet, tangy, and a perfect topping for waffles, pancakes, ice cream, and desserts. Try it with Grand Marnier for a more grown-up version!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Stefani


  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup Grand Marnier optionally, replace with more orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch


  • Set aside one teaspoon of orange juice in a small bowl.
  • In a small saucepan on medium heat, melt butter. 
  • Whisk in remaining orange juice, sugar, and Grand Marnier.
  • Bring mixture to a low boil and cook for ten minutes to reduce the liquid.
  • Whisk the cornstarch into the previously set aside orange juice until it yields a uniform slurry, then add to the mixture. Continue to whisk for about one minute.
  • Remove from heat and let cool to thicken.


If you are making the sauce for children, you may want to skip the Grand Marnier and use just orange juice.
You can leave off the butter and cornstarch slurry to make an orange syrup instead of an orange sauce.


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 20mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg