a fall feature

WHOLE VANILLA BEANS

DIY EXTRACTS + CRAFT CONFECTIONS
Indulge in a Little Luxury   Using whole vanilla beans is not only about adding flavor to your dishes; it's about embracing a sensory experience that is luxurious, unique, and deserving of special occasions. The richness, depth, and elegance that whole vanilla beans can bring to your culinary creations makes them more than worthwhile.

Holiday Bake Prep   Slice the beans lengthwise and infuse your favorite spirits with these aromatic grade A vanilla beans. Start steeping now and in a couple of months you'll have plenty of homemade vanilla extract on hand for your holiday baking.

Seeds of Delight    While whole vanilla beans are visually stunning, with their long and slender pods, slicing them open to use their tiny black seeds can make your average vanilla recipe rise to new levels. In many craft confections the seeds add not only an intoxicating aroma but also visual and textural appeal with little dark flecks and subtle crunch.

Timeless Temptation   Vanilla, often associated with fall and winter baking, defies seasonality and reigns as a timeless flavor that knows no boundaries. From refreshing summer desserts to comforting winter treats, vanilla will infuse every creation with enchanting warmth and delicate sweetness.

VANILLA BEANS and PAIRINGS WORTH ONE'S WHILE
vanilla bean (Indian)
grade a
whole
Whole vanilla bean pods are long, thin, and pliable. They have a rich, dark brown color with a smooth and shiny surface and have an inviting fragrance that is sweet, floral, and slightly spicy.
cinnamon
cassia
ground
Ground cassia cinnamon's spicy, warm flavor and aroma star in many homespun fall and winter recipes. Cassia is dominant variety of cinnamon in America.
star anise
whole pieces
Star anise pods are as aromatic as they are visually distinctive. Star anise is warm and sweet with an intense licorice flavor that also reveals notes of mint and clove.
cacao powder
high fat (20-22%)
powder
Unsweetened and high in fat this luxury natural cacao powder will yield rich chocolatey flavor in baked goods.
VANILLA DIY EXTRACT
holiday bake prep

Learn how easy it is to make your own vanilla extract. Also includes a brief break down on using different alcohol bases and the flavor profiles they might yield. Get started today for maximum flavor during the holidays—add a label and a ribbon for thoughtful homemade gifts.

>> CHECK OUT HOW EASY IT IS: DIY VANILLA EXTRACT
more recipe ideas for
WHOLE VANILLA BEANS

Below we've gathered a sampling of recipes that feature our grade a vanilla bean.

Mini Vanilla Honey Scones
with Vanilla Icing
a pastry recipe using:
a sweet treat recipe using:
Spiced Nutmeg Cheesecake
with Sour Cream Icing and Caramel Drizzle
a sweet treat recipe using:

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