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Kitchen Dictionary: powdered sugar

Granulated sugar that has been crushed into a fine powder with about 3% cornstarch added to prevent clumping. Powdered sugar labeled XXXX is slightly finer than that labeled XXX but they can be used interchangeably. 1 pound = 4 cups sifted.


Season: available year-round

How to prepare: Because it dissolves so quickly it is often used for icings and frostings or dusted over desserts.

Substitutions: 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar = 1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup granulated sugar + 1 tsp. cornstarch processed in a blender (NOT a food processor) = 1 cup powdered sugar

More Powdered Sugar Recipes
Popular Powdered Sugar Recipes
Homemade Powdered Sugar
Pastissets (Powdered Sugar Cookies from Spain)
Magic Bullet Powdered Sugar

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 cup unsifted
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 466
Calories from Fat 0 (0%)
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 119.7g 39%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 0.0g 0%

How is this calculated?