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Beurre Blanc (Lemon Butter Sauce)

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Beurre Blanc (Lemon Butter Sauce)

A rich sauce made up of white wine, heavy cream, butter, and fresh lemon juice.

Beurre Blanc (Lemon Butter Sauce) recipe

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servings: 6

total time: 20 minutes

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  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 stick (8 TBSP) very cold unsalted butter, sliced into pats (about 1/2 TBSP each)
  • salt
  • white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice


  1. Add the wine to a small sauce pan over low heat and cook until almost completely reduced.

  2. Add heavy cream and reduce until syrupy thick, yellowish in color and has large bubbles.

  3. Keeping the heat low, whisk in one pat of butter at a time until all the butter is incorporated (whisking the whole time).

  4. Turn off the heat and add the lemon, salt and a teeny dash of white pepper.

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