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.
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. The moisture in the bread will keep your sugar soft, moist, and ready-to-use. When the bread dries and hardens, simply replace it with a fresh slice. You can feed the old, dry one to the birds and squirrels.
By Marie from West Dundee, IL
I especially like the idea of feeding the bread to the birds and squirrels! But, having said that, I still think it's easier and healthier to use a Brown Sugar Saver (made of a disk of clay) which lasts a lot longer and is probably a lot healthier. It can be used over and over every 3 months, approx., and there are nice designs, too!
By Cindy H
I have kept brown sugar in a canning jar with the 2 piece lid for over a year and it is as soft as the day I bought it! (10/31/2009)