Published on May 19, 2024

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Step-by-Step Guide:

Step-by-Step Tutorial: How to Make Beurre Monté Magic Butter Sauce


In this tutorial, you will learn how to make Beurre Monté, a magical butter sauce that elevates the flavor of dishes and provides a velvety texture. Beurre Monté is made by emulsifying butter with water, creating a rich and versatile sauce that can be used in various sweet and savory dishes.


  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • 8 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • Salt and other seasonings of your choice

Step 1: Understand the Science Behind Beurre Monté

  • Butter is a creamy emulsion of milk fat, water, and milk solids.
  • When butter is melted, the emulsion breaks, separating the liquid milk fat from water and milk solids.
  • Beurre Monté is made by whisking butter into a small amount of simmering water, creating a new emulsion that clings better and adds rich flavor to dishes.

Step 2: Prepare the Beurre Monté

  1. In a saucepan, heat 3 tablespoons of water over medium-high heat until it reaches a gentle simmer.
  2. Add one piece of butter (cut into small cubes) to the simmering water.
  3. Whisk constantly until the butter is fully incorporated, which takes about 30 seconds.
  4. Slowly add the remaining butter, one piece at a time, whisking continuously until all the butter is incorporated and the sauce is velvety smooth.
  5. The entire process of making Beurre Monté should take about 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 3: Season and Serve

  1. Once the sauce is ready, season it with salt or any other flavors of your choice.
  2. Beurre Monté can be served immediately with a variety of dishes:
    • Drizzle it over grilled meats and veggies.
    • Use it as a dipping sauce for lobster, artichokes, or spring vegetables.
    • Incorporate it into sauces for added richness and flavor.

Step 4: Experiment with Flavor Variations

  1. For a classic French twist, stir in some stone ground mustard to create a rich and tangy sauce.
  2. For a spicy and tangy option, whisk in gochujang, lime juice, and sugar to pair with pork or seafood dishes.
  3. Beurre Monté can also be sweetened with apricot preserves, peach schnapps, or maple syrup for a delightful sauce to drizzle over pancakes or crêpes.

Step 5: Impress Your Guests

  1. Serve your homemade Beurre Monté sauces with a variety of dishes to impress your guests with the rich and velvety flavors.
  2. Experiment with different flavor combinations and get creative with how you use the magic butter sauce in your cooking.

Step 6: Enjoy and Share Your Experience

  1. Indulge in the delicious Beurre Monté sauces you've created and savor the rich buttery flavor.
  2. Share your experience with making and using Beurre Monté in the comments section of the video or with your friends and family.

By following these steps, you can create France’s 5-Minute Magic Butter Sauce, Beurre Monté, and elevate the flavors of your dishes with this velvety and versatile sauce. Enjoy your culinary adventure with butter and impress your guests with your newfound buttery skills!