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3 Recipes Using Vanilla Beans to Try on this Fall Season

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The fall season is getting close and the joy of the fall season would be inert without warm desserts. Avid bakers and business owners have highly anticipated this season to bake a bulk load of seasonal baked goods using fall baking recipe and… vanilla beans in bulk. So what holds you from joining the hype?

Look at the vanilla beans in bulk sitting on your pantry shelf. It is a perfect flavor to level up every seasonal recipe. The combination of warm desserts with a natural vanilla flavor would never disappoint vanilla lovers’ palates. Now, let us explore the 3 recipes that will level up ordinary baked goods into extraordinary ones!

#1 Baked Apple with Vanilla Bean Glaze Recipe

baked apple recipe

The apple-picking season is here too! It is the most beloved fruit in the fall season, and while the supply is abundant, there is a low chance you will skip apples in your fall baking recipe. So if you have vanilla beans in bulk, isn’t it a perfect idea to combine both of them in a recipe? The soft and juicy apples would be the best canvas to highlight the sweet vanilla bean glaze.

To make baked apple with vanilla bean glaze, prepare the following:

Baked Apple

  1. 4 large apples of your choice (the options vary from Granny Smith, Fuji, Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, Rome Beauty, Gala, and others)
  2. A teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  3. ¼ cup of brown sugar
  4. Fillings (the options come down to your preference. It might be rolled oats, chopped pecans, chopped raisins, and others)
  5. A tablespoon of butter
  6. ¾ cup of boiling water

Vanilla Bean Glaze

  1. 2 tablespoons of milk
  2. A pinch of salt
  3. 1 ½ cups of sugar
  4. A whole vanilla bean pod

Once everything is prepared, just move on to the steps below:

Baked Apple

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F or 190°C.
  2. Then, cut out holes in the center part of the apples using a sharp knife. Make sure the hole is big enough to hold the fillings.
  3. Stuff the apples with the fillings of your choice. After that, sprinkle the sugar and place a dot of butter. 
  4. Now, pour the boiling water into the bottom part of the baking dish.
  5. After that, take the stuffed apples for 30 to 45 minutes.
  6. Lastly, coat the apples with the juices left on the baking sheet when the baking process is done.

Vanilla Bean Glaze

  1. Split up the vanilla beans and scrape out the vanilla caviar.
  2. After that, whisk together sugar, salt, milk, and vanilla caviar in a medium bowl until it reaches a smooth consistency.
  3. Last but not least, dipped the baked apples into the vanilla bean glaze. 

Baked apples are ready to be served! It is highly recommended to consume the baked apples immediately while it is still warm. 

Pro tip: If you want to get extra soft baked apples, just bake it a little longer. A few extra minutes in the microwave allow your apples to get a mushy consistency.

#2 Pumpkin Bars Recipe

pumpkin bar recipe

Just like apples, pumpkin is a star ingredient in almost all fall baking recipes. So if you have pumpkin stock, it is worth considering to bake pumpkin bars. Pumpkin bar is a popular fall dessert consisting of soft, moist pumpkin cake that is paired with vanilla bean frosting cream on top. To get started, prepare the following ingredients:

Pumpkin Bar

  1. 15 ounces of pumpkin puree
  2. 4 large eggs
  3. A cup of vegetable oil
  4. 1 ⅔ cups of white sugar
  5. A teaspoon of salt
  6. A teaspoon of baking soda
  7. A teaspoon of baking powder
  8. A cup of all-purpose flour
  9. 2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder

Vanilla Bean Frosting Cream

  1. Half a cup of butter
  2. Half of vanilla beans (Split up vanilla beans and scrape out the vanilla caviar)
  3. 3 ounces of cream cheese
  4. 2 cups of confectioners’ sugar, sifted

Now, just continue with the steps below:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F or 190°C.
  2. While waiting for the oven to heat, prepare the cake dough. Then, beat pumpkin puree, sugar, eggs, and oil in a medium bowl with an electric mixer.
  3. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon powder. 
  4. Then, mix the flour mix to the pumpkin puree mix until well combined.
  5. Place the dough in the baking pan.
  6. Then, bake the dough for up to 30 minutes and let the cake cool down.
  7. While waiting for the cake, prepare the vanilla bean frosting cream. Beat together the butter, cream cheese, and vanilla caviar.
  8. Then, gradually add the confectioners’ sugar. Keep beating until it reaches a smooth consistency.
  9. Spread the vanilla bean frosting cream on top of the cake. 
  10. Lastly, cut the cake into 24 squares.

Now, it is ready to be served! You might not be able to consume it all in one sitting. So just keep the rest in the refrigerator or freezer. It lasts for up to 4 days in the refrigerator and up to 2 months in the freezer. 

#3 Maple Cookies with Vanilla Bean Icing Recipe

maple cookies recipe

It is not the fall season without maple. If you are a huge fan of maple syrup, you will definitely love this recipe! In the first bite, you will taste the crisp texture on the edge, followed by the chewy texture in the center part of the cookies. It is a perfect pair for all kinds of hot beverages that keep you warm on chilly fall nights. To make delicious maple cookies with vanilla bean icing, you need:


  1. Half a cup of butter
  2. Half a cup of shortening
  3. 1 ½ cups of granulated sugar
  4. ¼ cup of maple syrup
  5. ¼ cup of brown sugar
  6. A teaspoon of baking soda
  7. ⅛ teaspoon of salt
  8. A teaspoon of tartar cream
  9. 3 egg yolks
  10. 1 ¾ cups of all-purpose flour
  11. Half of vanilla bean (Split up and scrape out the vanilla caviar)

Vanilla Bean Icing

  1. ¼ cup of milk
  2. Half of vanilla bean (Split up and scrape out the vanilla caviar)
  3. ¼ cup of butter
  4. 3 tablespoons of maple syrup
  5. 2 cups of confectioners’ sugar

Once the ingredients are prepared, just move on to the following steps:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F or 149°C.
  2. Beat the butter and shortening together with an electric mixer in a large bowl for 30 seconds. 
  3. Then, gradually add other ingredients and continue beating for 2 minutes. 
  4. After that, shape the dough based on your preference. Feel free to be creative in this step!
  5. Place the dough on the baking sheet. Then, bake it for 12 to 14 minutes until it changes color to golden brown.
  6. After that, let the cookies cool for 2 minutes before placing it on the wire rack. 
  7. While waiting for the cookies to cool, prepare the vanilla bean icing. Mix together milk, butter, maple syrup, and vanilla caviar.
  8. Stir the milk mix until it blends well and gradually add confectioners’ sugar to form a thick consistency.
  9. Then, spread the icing on the top of the cookies.
  10. Finally, it is ready to be served!

If you are not going to consume all the cookies immediately, it is wise to store it properly to keep it fresh. To preserve the chewy-soft texture of the cookies, it is highly recommended to store it in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Then, just place it in the refrigerator or freezer. The cookies will last up to 2 months in the refrigerator and even reach up to 12 months in the freezer (United States Department of Agriculture, 2022). 

Where to Buy Vanilla Pods Wholesale? – A Direct-Trade Vanilla Supplier

vanilla pods wholesale for sale

If you are an avid baker, it is worth purchasing vanilla beans in bulk. Vanilla beans in bulk seem expensive, but it allows you to save more in the long run. Especially if you are buying vanilla beans in bulk from a direct-trade vanilla supplier. So you can get a more competitive price for your vanilla beans in bulk!

Get the chance to source vanilla beans in bulk directly from the country of origin at the most competitive price with a direct-trade vanilla supplier. Essence Food & Beverages, LLC is a direct-trade vanilla supplier that supplies Indonesian vanilla beans in bulk, delivered at the peak of freshness. For decades, they have partnered with countless bakery shops like yours to source vanilla beans in bulk directly from Indonesia. 

To get the best deal when buying vanilla beans in bulk, it is wise to start a partnership with a direct-trade vanilla supplier. We have provided a cost-effective way for our customers to buy vanilla beans through our website. Buy vanilla beans in bulk and wholesale vanilla beans directly from our farmers through our website here

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