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Vanilla Bean Syrup

  • SERVINGS: makes 1 cup
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  1. 1 1/2 cups water
  2. 3 tablespoons sugar
  3. 1 moist Mexican or bourbon vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean; add the seeds and bean to the pan. Simmer over moderate heat until reduced to 1 cup, about 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature, then strain.
Notes One-Quarter Cup Calories 39 kcal, Carbohydrate 10 gm Serve With Almost any fruit, from melons and bananas to lychees.