Creamy Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe | PBS Food

Creamy Lemon Butter Sauce

An easy creamy lemon butter sauce perfect for seafood or vegetables.



  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons half and half


  1. Add the egg yolks, lemon juice, dill, salt, and pepper to a blender.
  2. Blend the ingredients at a medium-high speed for 10 seconds until well blended. Turn off the blender.
  3. In a small microwave safe bowl, add the butter and half and half.
  4. Microwave the bowl for 30 seconds. The butter should be melted and very warm/hot.
  5. While the butter mixture is still hot, turn the blender back on again at medium speed.
  6. With the blender running, slowly add the butter mixture to the egg mixture.
  7. The heat from the butter will cook the egg mixture through and produce a thin, creamy sauce.
  8. Pour the sauce into a bowl and serve immediately.
  9. The longer the sauce rests on the counter, the thicker it will get.
  10. Feel free to add more lemon juice, dill, salt, or pepper to your liking.
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