Vanilla Hard Sauce

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett  

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

This recipe goes with Buttermilk-Glazed Mini Fig Cakes with Vanilla Hard Sauce

Yield: Makes about 1 1/2 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes


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


  1. 1. Split vanilla bean lengthwise, and scrape seeds into a large bowl. Stir in powdered sugar.
  2. 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 1. Stir extract into mixture after beating butter and sugar together in Step 2.
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