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Vanilla Sugar

Prep time 5 mins
Yield 3 cups
This recipe provides a great way to enjoy the essence of a vanilla bean. Substitute this vanilla-flecked sugar for regular granulated sugar to add richness to just about anything you bake.


  • 2 vanilla bean pods (seeds already scraped for another recipe)
  • 3 cups sugar

How to Make It

  1. Cut each vanilla bean pod into 4 pieces, splaying open each piece to expose any remaining vanilla seeds and essence. Place in a canister or a plastic container with sugar, and stir gently. Cover canister, and store in a cool, dry place. Discard pod pieces after 1 month.

Christmas with Southern Living 2008