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Vanilla Hard Sauce

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett


Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins
Yield Makes about 1 1/2 cups
Silver dollar-sized dollops of Vanilla Hard Sauce crown Buttermilk-Glazed Mini Fig Cakes.


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

How to Make It

  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.

  3. *1 Tbsp. vanilla extract may be substituted. Omit Step Stir extract into mixture after beating butter and sugar together in Step