Hollandaise Sauce Recipe
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Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

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This traditional sauce shared by our test kitchen adds an elegant touch to fresh steamed asparagus. The rich lemony mixture is the typical sauce for eggs Benedict and is also delicious served over broccoli.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • Dash white pepper

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 124 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 155mg sodium, trace carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a double boiler or metal bowl over simmering water, constantly whisk the egg yolks, water and lemon juice until mixture reaches 160° or is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Reduce heat to low. Slowly drizzle in warm melted butter, whisking constantly. Whisk in the salt, paprika and pepper. Serve immediately. Yield: 1 cup.
Originally published as Hollandaise Sauce in Quick Cooking January/February 2001, p61

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Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"I never made hollandaise sauce before and this was very lemony. I wasn't sure how it was supposed to taste but it was too much lemon for me. It was easy and fast to make though. I probably wouldn't make it again. Perhaps I just don't like hollandaise sauce."

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

"I thought that this recipe had way too much lemon. I looked at several other hollandaise recipes and the had only 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. I'll make it again and reduce the lemon by that amount and see how it taste."

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"It was easy to make and was good for Eggs Benedict. It was a little bland, however, and a little too lemony, although that may have been my fault for inaccurate measuring. I will try it again, going easy on the lemon and perhaps with some additional spice for flavor."

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

"Excellent, and easy to make!"

Reviewed May. 31, 2009

"I agree with Sandy.. It would be most helpful!"

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