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If a dessert is too sweet can I substitute a portion of the required sweetened condensed milk for evaporated milk w/o losing texture

I understand they are two different things b/c of sugar content, but that's what I want to reduce

asked by edanz over 7 years ago

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Panfusine
added over 7 years ago

it should work if the sugar level is all that you're looking to replace. I find condensed milk has a caramelish flavor that is lacking in evaporated milk.

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added over 7 years ago

May I ask what you're making? That might affect the answer.

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edanz
added over 7 years ago

I'm making a key lime pie that uses mostly condensed milk, a little sourcream, and the juice of key limes, it's a bit sweet w/ two cans of condensed milk and I was hoping to take a little of the sugar out of it.

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added over 7 years ago

Oooh, I'm with you! That seems way too much. Follow your instinct and reduce it to one. See what the consistency is like, then perhaps add a bit more sour cream. I wouldn't add any evaporated milk, as that might thin it out too much. Sounds heavenly!

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edanz
added over 7 years ago

Thanks you two for the suggestions.... I can't wait to try this out!! I'm also considering maybe substituting some cream cheese, omitting the sour cream and one can of the milk.

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added over 7 years ago

Mmmm. Sounds good!

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wssmom
added over 7 years ago

I wouldn't put in cream cheese but I might increase the lime juice proportionately.

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