Vanilla Hard Sauce

Vanilla Hard Sauce Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett


Silver dollar-sized dollops of Vanilla Hard Sauce crown Buttermilk-Glazed Mini Fig Cakes.


Makes about 1 1/2 cups
Total time: 10 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes


1 vanilla bean*
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened


1. Split vanilla bean lengthwise, and scrape seeds into a large bowl. Stir in powdered sugar.

2. Beat butter into sugar mixture at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended.

*1 Tbsp. vanilla extract may be substituted. Omit Step 1. Stir extract into mixture after beating butter and sugar together in Step 2.

James Farmer,

Southern Living

November 2013