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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Tailgate Apple Pies

3 reviews

Made as single servings, these handheld pies are ideal for football games or other parties. They always disappear quickly. You can also use large cookie cutters to create holiday shapes in the tender pastry. For Valentine's Day, I cut a small heart into the top crust. —Jennifer Stoltz, Spring Green, Wisconsin

Holiday Sugar Cookies

2 reviews

I add a hint of lemon to these delightful sugar cookies. For make-ahead convenience, freeze the dough up to three...


Chocolate-Filled Angel Food Cake

2 reviews

This decadent angel food cake has a secret tunnel of Amaretto-and-chocolate-flavored whipped cream and a luscious chocolate glaze. It's sure...


Chocolate-Covered Cherry Parfaits

If you're a fan of the sweet-tart combination of chocolate covered cherries, you'll be first in line to indulge in...


Vanilla-Almond Coffee

This recipe is perfect for any coffee lover. Instead of buying flavored coffees, I make my own using flavored extracts...

Dipped Vanillas

3 reviews

"A touch of chocolate makes these classics stand out on the holiday cookie tray," Karen Bourne, field editor from Magrath,...


Berries with Vanilla Custard

3 reviews

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

Vanilla Butter Rollouts

14 reviews

Even cooks who normally shy away from cut out cookies can make these with confidence. The dough is so easy...


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...


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Pressure Cooker Very Vanilla Cheesecake

8 reviews

Cinnamon and vanilla give this cheesecake so much flavor, and making it in the pressure cooker creates a silky, smooth...


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Pinwheel Pops

My mom used to make pinwheels every Christmas, and I still love them. They are so colorful, and perfect for...

Hoka Cheesecake

The Hoka Cheesecake, named for a beloved local theater, is pretty addicting. It's one of the first recipes I learned...


Vanilla Cheesecake

1 review

To me, there is nothing better than a simple, elegant cheesecake where the vanilla takes center stage. And when I'm...


Peaches ‘n Cream

2 reviews

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


Lemon Curd-Filled Angel Food Cake

4 reviews

For a sunny angel food cake, we make a filling of mascarpone, cream cheese and lemon curd, and then drizzle...


Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache

2 reviews

This recipe is the most recent cheesecake I gave to my mother for her birthday, and we all just loved...

Fruit Salad with Vanilla

6 reviews

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


Petite Pineapple Coconut Cakes

Defy wintry weather and transport your guests to the tropics with these beautiful, single-serving confections. Cake mix never tasted so...