hard sauce


Definition of hard sauce

: a creamed mixture of butter and powdered sugar often with added cream and flavoring (such as vanilla or rum)

Examples of hard sauce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those who ate this pudding years ago remember it as delicious, and the hard sauce, of butter and sugar rubbed together, flavored with vanilla and sprinkled with nutmeg, as no less so. Marley Marius, Vogue, "7 Alternative Thanksgiving Desserts from the Vogue Archive," 16 Nov. 2018 There are steamed puddings, too, like the famous Christmas pudding, cooked over steam rather than baked in the oven, and served warm with a jug of pouring cream or boozy hard sauce. David Tanis, New York Times, "Bread Pudding Sheds Its Sweet Image," 4 May 2018 Serve warm with cream cheese hard sauce (see recipe below). Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "King cake leftovers? Make bread pudding, trifle and cake pops," 6 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of hard sauce

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Hard sauce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20sauce. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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