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I bought vanilla beans (Tahitian and Madacascar) on Ebay and made extract and all kinds of goodies with them... I found that if I use the beans for a recipe and am left with the pod, I just throw it into a glass sugar dispenser and add sugar to it as it runs low... perfect vanilla sugar for any use!!! It's not overly strong, so it's great in any recipe that calls for a little bit of sugar... Thanks for sharing!!!

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atlfitgirl August 05, 2008

This is excellent! I bought a bunch of vanilla beans off e-Bay and wanted to try making vanilla sugar. I doubled the recipe and used two Madagascar/Bourbon vanilla beans and two Tahitian vanilla beans. I shook the jar every day just to mix it up, the week it takes to infuse is definitely worth it!

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Scarlett516 July 13, 2008

Wonderful! Vanilla sugar is one of my top choices to sweeten a cup of fresh brewed tea or tisane. Also wonderful in baked goods. The flavor of the sugar improves the longer it sits, and you can reuse the vanilla beans to make more flavored sugar for months on end. Thanks for posting!

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BecR May 24, 2012

Really nice! I had a couple extra vanilla beans after making homemade vanilla extract, and decided to try this. I used them on the top of some muffins and they added a lovely touch! Thanks for sharing!

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Julie F September 29, 2010

I made up a batch to give as a hostess gift and my husband, after tasting it, has requested we keep some on hand for his coffee. It smells fabulous and works like a charm!

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jonesies June 28, 2010

Love it! I bake for a living and this is the perfect touch for some products. If I need a finer grain of sugar I just run it through the food processor to make more of a super-fine sugar.

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Chef busy bee April 17, 2009

I have been intrigued by vanilla sugar and have needed it but never purchased or used it. This method worked great. I'm looking forward to trying this in a meringue or even oatmeal. Thanks for posting.

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PaulaG January 14, 2008

This is just wonderful!! I managed to get some vanilla beans for a real song, so i made triple the batch of this!!! And guess what, i have been using this vanilla sugar as a substitute for my normal sugar in my bread machine bread recipes and they turn out just DIVINE!!! Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe!

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KitchenManiac October 19, 2003
Vanilla Sugar