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Vanilla Port Sauce

Yield Makes 1 cup
Notes: If making up to 2 days ahead, cover and chill; sauce thickens when it's cool.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups port
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean (about 7 in.)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 59
  • carbohydrate 15 g
  • sodium 2.1 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a 1 1/2- to 2-quart pan, combine port and sugar. With a small, sharp knife, slit vanilla bean open lengthwise. Scrape seeds from pod; add seeds and pod to the port mixture.

  2. Boil over high heat, stirring occasionally, until reduced to 1 cup, 10 to 15 minutes. Let sauce cool at least 15 minutes; discard vanilla pod. Serve warm, cool, or chilled.

  3. Nutritional analysis per tablespoon.