clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Creamy Lemon Butter Sauce

Creamy Lemon Butter Sauce

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

No reviews

  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Approximately 1 1/2 cups 1x



This Creamy Lemon Butter Sauce is the perfect way to elevate your favorite dishes. With its rich, velvety texture and bright, zesty flavor, it pairs beautifully with chicken, fish, pasta, and vegetables. Whether you’re cooking for a special occasion or a simple family dinner, this sauce will add a touch of gourmet flair to your meal.


  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 smashed garlic clove
  • 1 cup cream
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp cold butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Start with the Wine and Garlic: In a medium-sized saucepan, pour in the white wine and add the smashed garlic clove. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat and let it reduce by half.
  2. Add the Cream: Once the wine has reduced, lower the heat and slowly stir in the cream. Let it simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until the sauce begins to thicken.
  3. Incorporate the Lemon Juice: Add the fresh lemon juice to the saucepan, stirring well to combine.
  4. Finish with Butter: Remove the saucepan from the heat and gradually whisk in the cold butter, one tablespoon at a time. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


  • Consistent Stirring: Keep stirring the sauce as it simmers to prevent it from sticking to the pan and to ensure a smooth texture.
  • Cold Butter: Make sure your butter is cold before adding it to the sauce. This helps in achieving a perfect emulsion and prevents the sauce from splitting.
  • Tasting: Always taste your sauce before serving. Adjust the seasoning to make sure it’s just right.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: French


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 120
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 30mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg