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How To Store Brown Sugar

August 2, 2010

Brown sugar being stored in an airtight cannister.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.

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October 3, 2019

How long can I keep brown sugar in the refrigerator?


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October 3, 20190 found this helpful
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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.

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I have kept mine in freezer for up to 2 years and it is still good (I double plastic bag it--the bag it is in and two more zip bags. I would assume the fridge would be the same time frame.

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October 3, 20190 found this helpful
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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.

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October 11, 20190 found this helpful
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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.

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It is hard to find brown sugar here on the islands and when you do find it the bags are so large that it is impossible to use it up. If I store it in the cupboard like others say I end up throwing it away after a few months.

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June 28, 2010

What do I do with brown sugar when I make it?

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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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August 2, 2010

Keep brown sugar soft. Store brown sugar you plan to save for later baking in an airtight container with a fresh slice of bread.

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