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I have vanilla beans that have been in my jar of vanilla for about a year. I've now used up that vanilla. Are the beans still good to add to some other vanilla I am making (along with new beans)?

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    What will you be making with the beans? You don't make vanilla, you use it. – GdD Apr 22 '20 at 8:40
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    What do you mean by "jar of vanilla"? Vanilla sugar? Neutral alcohol with vanilla beans in? – Chris H Apr 22 '20 at 9:35
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The beans are fine to use for a little extra flavoring. If you're making a Crème Pâtissière, for example, you can add your extra beans in along with seeds and pods from a fresh bean.

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