As The Sugar Association explains, brown sugar is sugar that has been less processed than white sugar.
Since only a portion of the molasses has been removed, it retains a darker color and a milder flavor than white sugar. Brown sugar comes in a variety of types, from Turbinado sugar, which is popular as a sweetener, to the light brown sugar that is traditionally used in baking. Here at Southern Living we love the deep, rich, and delicate flavors that brown sugar retains. It is perfect for Sautéed Brown Sugar Pears, or as part of an incredible glaze in Brown Sugar Pork Chops with Peach Barbecue Sauce. Combining the tastes of pork, peaches, and sugar creates a truly Southern sensation.
Since brown sugar works so well in baking, it is also perfect for Brown Sugar-Banana Muffins, or even as the little hint of sweetness in a rich and decadent delight like Brown Sugar Fruit Dip. So whether your approach to brown sugar means you are baking it in to sweet treats, or you simply want to spoon it in to make a spread or dip taste great, its light and less-processed qualities make it a perfect sweetener.