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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      Very Vanilla Slow-Cooker Cheesecake

      Cinnamon and vanilla give this cheesecake so much flavor, and making it in the slow cooker creates a silky, smooth texture that's hard to resist. —Krista Lanphier, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      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...


      Berries with Vanilla Custard

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


      Fresh Berry Shortcakes

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


      Vanilla Butter Rollouts

      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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      Sherbet-Filled Angel Food Cake

      Here’s a cool way to treat angel food cake: Fill it with sherbet or ice cream. We finish this cake...


      Mini Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies

      I love baking cookies to give as gifts to my family and friends. I created this recipe for my annual...


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      Pressure Cooker Very Vanilla Cheesecake

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


      Double-Duty Applesauce Mini Muffins

      Children reach with both hands for these buttery tender mini muffins. Cinnamon-spiced and made with applesauce, they’re easy to bake...


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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 French Toast

      We discovered this easy French toast recipe in Mexico. We couldn't figure out what made the French toast so delicious...

      Mango Rice Pudding

      Mangoes are my son's favorite fruit, so I was ecstatic to incorporate them into a healthy dessert. You can also...


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      Vanilla Frosting

      Don't know how to make icing for cake but don't want to settle for store-bought frosting? This four-ingredient easy vanilla...


      Vanilla & Cinnamon-Kissed Apple Latkes

      Latkes are crispy fried pancakes, often made with potatoes. But this sweet version with apples, orange juice, cinnamon and vanilla...


      Dutch Honey Syrup

      "I grew up on a farm where a big breakfast was an everyday occurrence," relates Kathy Scott of Hemingford, Nebraska....


      Vanilla Drizzle

      Just three pantry ingredients give a special finish to coffee cakes or sweet muffins.—Mary Faulk, Cambridge, Wisconsin


      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...


      Vanilla Cheesecake

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


      Peaches ‘n Cream

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

      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...


      Lemon Curd-Filled Angel Food Cake

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


      Chocolate Chip Challah

      I'm fond of baking and since Challah is not available where I live, I've created my own version to serve...


      Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache

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


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      Best Ever Bread Pudding

      The secret to incredible bread pudding with a soft middle and crisp edges starts with leftover dinner rolls. I picked...


      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...