Vanilla Recipes

Whether your pantry is stocked with extract, beans or paste, these recipes with vanilla let this classic flavor shine. Use it in baked goods and savory foods, too.

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Blackberry Brandy Sauce

Fresh ingredients make a rich-tasting blackberry brandy sauce to serve over ice cream, cheesecake, pancakes, angel food cake ... the possibilities are endless, and it makes everything look gorgeous. —Crystal Jo Bruns, Iliff, Colorado

Rum Vanilla Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is one of my favorite things—this jazzed-up version combines vanilla with rum to create a rich flavorful sauce...


Fresh Berry Shortcakes

Plump fresh strawberries should have a place of honor on the plate, and shortcake makes an inviting base on which...


Marshmallow Cream with Custard Sauce

This dessert has always been a favorite of my husband and children. The original recipe came from my great-grandmother and...


Berries with Vanilla Custard

What a simple, delectable way to enjoy fresh raspberries. For a change, also try the custard with strawberries or peaches....

Slow-Cooker Rhubarb Strawberry Sauce

We recently started growing our own rhubarb, and we live in a part of Oregon where strawberries are plentiful. I...


Peaches ‘n Cream

For moms and daughters who want to bond in the kitchen, start with seasonal fruit and cream to plate up...

Fruit Salad with Vanilla

Peach pie filling is the secret ingredient in this crowd-pleasing salad. Make it throughout the year using whatever fruits are...


Strawberry Mascarpone Cake

Don't let the number of steps in this recipe fool you —it's easy to assemble. The cake bakes up high...