Vanilla Bean Souffle

This slow cooker recipe for vanilla bean souffle is easier than you think.

Vanilla Bean Soufflé
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
45 mins
Cool Time:
35 mins
Slow Cook Time:
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins


  • Butter, softened

  • Granulated sugar

  • ½ cup half-and-half or whole milk

  • 1 vanilla bean

  • ¼ cup butter

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 8 egg yolks, lightly beaten

  • 3 cup assorted fresh fruit, such as strawberries, blackberries, and/or blueberries

  • 3 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 10 egg whites

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • Powdered sugar


  1. Butter the sides of a 6-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Turn over to remove any excess sugar.

  2. In a small saucepan heat half-and-half and vanilla bean until bubbles form at edge of saucepan. Remove from heat. Remove vanilla bean; let cool for 5 minutes. Using a paring knife, split vanilla bean lengthwise. Scrape out seeds. Stir seeds into half-in-half.

  3. In another small saucepan melt the 1/4 cup butter. Stir in flour. Add half-and-half mixture. Cook over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, whisking constantly. Remove from heat (mixture will be thick). Gradually whisk into the egg yolks; set aside. Let cool about 30 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, in a bowl combine fruit and the 3 tablespoons sugar. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

  5. In a bowl beat egg whites and vanilla with a mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add the 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on medium-high until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Fold about 2 cups of the egg white mixture into the egg yolk mixture to lighten. Gently fold the egg yolk mixture into the egg white mixture until combined. Spoon into the prepared cooker.

  6. Cover and cook on high for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Dust with powdered sugar. Serve immediately with fruit.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

373 Calories
18g Fat
41g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 373
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 279mg 93%
Sodium 188mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 21.7mg 109%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 248mg 5%
Folate, total 62.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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