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Mar 6, 2010 07:36 PM

Recipes for using up 25 lbs of brown sugar?

Anyone? We bake a lot of cookies, cakes, etc., but most recipes don't call for more than 2 cups at a time. Open to confectionery suggestions as well. Savory (or as savory as they can be) recipes also welcomed.


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  1. - butterscotch anything
    - brown sugar cured or glazed salmon, ham, ribs, turkey...
    - blondies
    - chess pie
    - baked beans
    - brown sugar biscuits
    - brown sugar pound cake
    - brown sugar frosting/icing
    - brown sugar fudge
    - brown sugar ice cream

    1. Why do you need to use it up?

      It rarely goes bad, except it does harden, which can be remedied by a quick trip in the microwave.

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        Agreed, no need to rush on using it up. You can keep it in smaller zip top bags and if you put in a few slices of dried apple (get the kind that still has some moisture & chew) in the bag, you don't have to worry about it hardening....

        1. re: ipsedixit

          It's not that I *need* to, but I'd rather not have it hanging around my house for 3 years taking up space. The bag is pretty huge.

          1. re: TerriL

            I'm curious why you bought so much?

            1. re: Cherylptw

              I definitely got a laugh out of E-M's 'Anne of Green gables' reference below. We were out of brown sugar, because we have been doing a lot of baking, so my husband put it in the cart at Costco when I wasn't looking. It's just regular C&H medium in a gigantic brown bag. The funny thing is that when we got home we found we still had 5 more pounds in the cabinet that we had somehow missed. So I'm really trying to use up 30 pounds of brown sugar.

        2. IF I had 25 pounds of brown sugar on hand, and generally used only 2 cups at a time for a recipe, I woud use my vacuum sealer. Make packets containing the 2 cups measure. Each time you make a recipe you already have it conveniently portiopned out.

          No vacuum sealer? Well then, just use the small plain "zip-lock" bags, and if hardened, as "ipsedixit" suggested.....there's always the microwave!

            1. I guess you could give 100 Pork Butts that "thing that fell out of space" appearance.