To keep brown sugar soft, keep it in a covered container in the refrigerator. You can also put a small piece of bread in the container, and this will keep the brown sugar soft. Don't ask me why this works, but it does.
By lara from Portland, OR
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How long can I keep brown sugar in the refrigerator?
I prefer the freezer, but it does get hard and you have to let it thaw and crumble it into the measuring cup for recipes. I would think the fridge would cause the it to get hardened also...so you would need to bring it to room temp to crumble it.
I keep mine in the pantry. I have a terracotta disk that i soak in water. It keeps the sugar soft for a long time. When the disk is dry, I soak it again.
I live in the tropic and I know people say that you should not put the brown sugar in your refrigerator but I do and I have kept it there for over 6 months at a time and it is fine. I just take it out of the bag and put it in an airtight container to store it. I have never had an issue with this in all the years I have done it.
What do I do with brown sugar when I make it?
By Gregory from Park Place
I also make my own brown sugar, and then store it in a plastic bag, and use a twist tie to keep the air out. Then I keep it in one of my Tupperware canisters.
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Keep brown sugar soft. Store brown sugar you plan to save for later baking in an airtight container with a fresh slice of bread.