Brown sugar can be saved

October 16, 1991

Don't throw away hardened brown sugar. Use these tips to save it.

* Put a wedge of apple into the box or bag of sugar and reclose it, then microwave on high power for 20 seconds per cup of sugar; let it stand for five minutes; repeat if necessary.

* Put it, in its bag (but not box), in a 350-degree oven. By the time the bag is warm, the sugar should be softened or delumped.

* Push it through a sieve.

* Roll it out with a rolling pin.

* Steam it in the top of a double boiler.

* Put it through a food processor, blender or meat grinder.

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