Ways to Soften Brown Sugar

by Meenakshi Nagdeve last updated -

Softening brown sugar which becomes hard is very easy to do. You just need to follow few steps and use the brown sugar before it hardens again.

A wide bowl full of powdered brown sugar with a metal scoop

How to soften Brown Sugar

A quick remedy to soften brown sugar, which has become hard, is to microwave it.
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: brown sugar
Appliance: Microwave
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute



  • Put the hardened sugar block in a microwave-safe bowl.
    Brown sugar cubes in a basket.
  • Cover it with a damp paper towel.
  • Warm it for 30 seconds to 1 minute, and keep checking to make sure it does not melt.
  • Your soft brown sugar is ready to use!
    A wide bowl full of powdered brown sugar with a metal scoop


Use this softened brown sugar immediately since it will tend to harden again.

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Meenakshi Nagdeve, Co-Founder, Organic Facts is a health and wellness enthusiast and is responsible for managing it. She has completed the Nutrition And Healthy Living Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore and B. Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from IIT Bombay. Prior to this, she worked for a few years in IT and Financial services. An ardent follower of naturopathy, she believes in healing with foods. In her free time, she loves to travel and taste different types of teas.

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