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Hard Sauce


Serve this hard sauce with plum pudding for a delicious and traditional Christmas dessert. This recipe is from "Entertaining," by Martha Stewart.

  • Yield: Makes 1 1/2 cups

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, December 2007


  • 8 ounces whipped unsalted butter, softened
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons cognac


  1. Put ingredients in a food processor and mix until smooth and creamy. Put sauce in tightly covered jar. Refrigerate.

  2. Remove from refrigerator at least 1 hour before serving.

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