Vanilla Hard Sauce Recipe

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

Vanilla Hard Sauce
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Makes about 1 1/2 cups


  • 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.

Chef's Notes

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

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