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Cherry Vanilla Bean Topping

Cherry Vanilla Bean Topping is a delicious topping for everything from ice cream to pancakes! 

Cherry Vanilla Bean Topping on www.cookingwithruthie.com is delicious topping for everything from ice cream to pancakes!

Cherry Vanilla Bean Topping has an amazing fresh cherry taste and a decadent way to top off all kinds of foods.  It’s great on waffles, crepes, or pancakes for breakfast.  Or take plain vanilla or chocolate ice cream up a notch by adding some to it for dessert!

Cherry Vanilla Bean Topping on www.cookingwithruthie.com is delicious topping for everything from ice cream to pancakes!

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Cherry Vanilla Bean Topping

Cherry Vanilla Bean Topping is a delicious topping for everything from ice cream to pancakes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sweet frozen cherries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1/4 cup water+ 2 tablespoons corn starch

Instructions

  1. In a medium size sauce pan over medium low combine cherries, sugar, water, lemon juice, and sea salt.
  2. Split vanilla bean length-wise and scrape seeds from pod, place pod and seeds into sauce pan.
  3. Cook 2 minutes then remove cherries to thicken sauce.
  4. In small bowl combine water and cornstarch, turn heat to medium high, bring juice to gentle simmer.
  5. Whisking constantly add cornstarch 1/3 at a time- until reaches desired thickness. It should coat the back of a spoon.
  6. Continue cooking and stirring for 1-2 minutes until the cloudy appearance clears from the starch.
  7. Remove from heat, remove vanilla bean pods, return cherries to pan, gently stir to coat.
  8. Serve over everything from vanilla ice cream, yogurt, pancakes, and waffles.
  9. Enjoy!

 

Cherry Vanilla Bean Topping on www.cookingwithruthie.com is delicious topping for everything from ice cream to pancakes!

I love to use vanilla beans in recipes, they add a deeper vanilla flavor than vanilla extract and make desserts and toppings that much better!  If you’re not familiar with how to use them then make sure to watch my video


Cherry Vanilla Bean Topping on www.cookingwithruthie.com is delicious topping for everything from ice cream to pancakes!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  We had lovely spring weather and I loved every minute of it.  Jack and Lila and I have been out of the trails around our house again, now that the snow has pretty much melted at our little cabin 🙂

Happy Monday!

Much Love and Peace~

Ruthie

Cherry Vanilla Bean Topping is a delicious topping for everything from ice cream to pancakes!

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  1. Shanna says:

    I’m so excited to try this sauce! I need a good topping for my NY cheesecake! I don’t have any vanilla beans, could I use vanilla extract?

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