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Béarnaise Butter

Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 25 mins
Yield Makes about 1 cup
Not only does this holiday favorite add rich flavor to roasted turkey, but also it's delicious stirred into hot cooked grits or mashed potatoes, melted over steamed broccoli or grilled asparagus, or spread on warm cocktail buns filled with sliced beef tenderloin. 


  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 shallots, minced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

How to Make It

  1. Cook first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 1 Tbsp. Remove from heat, and cool 10 minutes. Stir in butter and remaining ingredients. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 5 days.