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Vanilla Syrup

  • yield: Makes about 1/2 cup




  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved
  • 2 teaspoons Marsala wine


  1. Step 1

    Stir together sugar, vanilla bean and seeds, and 1 1/2 cups water in a small saucepan.

  2. Step 2

    Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar.

  3. Step 3

    Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until mixture has reduced to about 1/2 cup and has the consistency of a thin syrup, 25 to 30 minutes.

  4. Step 4

    Pour syrup through a medium-mesh sieve into a small bowl. Let cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

  5. Step 5

    Stir in Marsala, and set aside until ready to use.