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Ina's Honey Vanilla Creme Fraiche

Serve this over fresh berries or peach slices, or as a topping for pound cake. This sauce can be made to be either thick or thin; follow the steps below to achieve the consistency you need.

  • servings: 6




  • 1 pint creme fraiche
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped


  1. Step 1

    To make a thin sauce for fresh fruit: In a medium bowl, combine creme fraiche, honey, vanilla extract, and vanilla seeds, and stir to combine; serve.

  2. Step 2

    To make a thick sauce for cakes: In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine creme fraiche, honey, vanilla extract, and vanilla seeds. Mix on high speed until mixture is the consistency of whipped cream, about 1 minute.

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Reviews (2)

  • 28 Dec, 2009

    The simple recipe for making your own is under Homemade Creme Fraiche

  • 22 Jul, 2008

    Where is the very simple recipe for making the creme fraiche?