How to soften brown sugar
A few ways to soften brown sugar using the oven, microwave or simply leaving it out overnight. Here are step-by-step instructions for each method.
- Brown sugar
- 1 slice of bread
Microwave with a towel
Place your hardened brown sugar in a microwave-safe bowl
Wet a paper towel or dishcloth and ring out the excess water, then lay it over the bowl with the brown sugar.
Place in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
Using a fork break up the clumps and add a few more seconds if needed.
Microwave with a bowl of water
Place your hardened brown sugar in a microwave-safe bowl and into the microwave.
Place another microwave-safe bowl in the microwave next to the brown sugar about 1/3 full of water.
Microwave both bowls for about 30 seconds.
Break up the brown sugar with a fork.
Preheat your oven to 250°F
Wrap your hardened brown sugar tightly in tin foil and then place it on a baking sheet.
Cook for about 5 minutes and check on it. Be sure to wear oven mitts as it is going to be hot.
Add another 5 minutes if needed but don't overdo it.
Place a slice of bread (or apple slices) into an airtight container with the brown sugar.
Let it sit out on the counter overnight and the moisture from the bread (or apples) will loosen your brown sugar.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 836kcal | Carbohydrates: 216g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 293mg | Sugar: 213g | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 2mg