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Golden Vanilla Syrup

Photo: Karry Hosford
Yield 2 1/4 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons)
For a gift, attach your favorite pancake recipe. This syrup is also good drizzled over ice cream or pound cake.

Ingredients

  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice, strained
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 89
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 23.1 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 1 mg
  • calcium 1 mg

How to Make It

  1. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean; place seeds and bean in a small bowl.

  2. Combine granulated sugar and remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add vanilla bean and seeds, stirring gently. Cool syrup to room temperature.

  3. Pour syrup and vanilla bean into a glass container. Cover and chill.

  4. Note: Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.