Molasses: A Southern Staple

From baked beans to sweet potato pie, there are countless ways to cook with molasses. Learn more about this dark and delicious sweetener from Executive Editor Hunter Lewis.


[MUSIC] Bittersweet dark molasses is a staple of Southern cooking. It's the by-product of sugar production, which calls for boiling sugarcane juice numerous times. And it's the second boiling that creates the rich syrup we call molasses. I love using it to sweeten my baked beans, but also in baking. It gives cakes, cookies and pies a deep, rich, sweet flavor. And it pairs especially well with fall baking recipes like spice quick breads, gingerbread and sweet potato pie. [MUSIC]
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