making vanilla sugar
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Serves: 2 cups
  • 2 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 vanilla beans
  1. Place the sugar into the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Using a sharp pairing knife, slice the vanilla beans in half lengthwise. Scrape out the seeds using the back of the knife. Add to the bowl. Reserve the pods.
  3. Pulse the sugar and vanilla seeds until well incorporated. Pour into a large bowl. Add back the empty pods. This method can also be done by hand.
  4. Store your vanilla sugar in an airtight container until ready to use.
*For gifts, portion the sugar into small latch jars or bags. Slice the empty pods into thirds and add as many as you'd like to each gift. Label and date.
** I've used both Grade A & Grade B vanilla beans to make sugar with excellent results. The choice is up to you.
Recipe by The Clever Carrot at