Ahmad Yazdanparast, 61, appeared on petition at Stirling Sheriff Court, accused of murdering his wife Ahdieh Yazdanparast, also known as Ahdie Khayatzadeh, on Saturday October 12.
Mrs Yazdanparast 46, died in hospital from injuries she sustained in the blaze at the Venus Hair & Beauty Salon in Stirling.
Mr Yazdanparast, of Maxwell Place, Stirling, made neither plea nor declaration at the brief private hearing, before Sheriff Wyllie Robertson.
He was committed for further examination and remanded in custody.
He was represented by solicitor-advocate Vincent Belmonte.
Depute fiscal Nicola Henderson appeared for the Crown.
Mr Yazdanparast, who was injured in the blaze, was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary after the incident, where he was been kept under police guard.
After yesterday's brief hearing, he was led from the court building handcuffed to a G4S security guard, with his left hand wrapped in thick bandages.
Under Scots law, accused persons appearing for the first time on so-called "solemn procedure", the method reserved for more serious allegations, appear in private, unlike in England where such preliminary hearings are always heard in open court.
Mrs Yazdanparast is survived by her children, twins, Glara and Gloria, 20 and son, Reza, 12, who live at her detached home in Causewayhead.
In the days after the fire her family paid tribute to the "devoted" mother.