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Substitute brown sugar for white when making pecan pie?

Can I use brown sugar instead of white when making pecan pie? Or making anything else?

asked by SUE 10 months ago
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Monita is a Recipe Tester for Food52

added 10 months ago

Yes you can. It's a 1:1 substitution. Brown sugar does bring a different flavor to a cake or pie than white sugar, so it may change the taste a little


AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added 10 months ago

I routinely do it, even when I have both on hand, when making pecan pie. I can attest that the flavor is much better. However, I caution a 1:1 substitution in certain other baked goods because brown sugar has a higher water content, which could affect other recipes where the moisture balance is more important. (Come back to the Hotline for other, more specific uses. I'm sure you'll get whatever help you need on those.) ;o)