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Old 10-07-2011, 02:16 PM   #1
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Evaporated milk and whipping cream?

Does anyone know if I can sub whipping cream for evaporated milk in a recipe straight across? My daughter is making pumpkin pie and I need to know if I can sub something for the evaporated milk.

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Old 10-07-2011, 02:27 PM   #2
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Light cream is the standard sub for evap milk. Whipping cream should work. The result will be richer. Can that be bad?
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:29 PM   #3
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I don't think it could be bad.

What % is light cream? Is it 1/2 and 1/2 or coffee cream?
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:33 PM   #4
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Heavy or whipping cream = 36%

Light Cream = 18%-20%

Half and Half = 12%

Milk = 4 %

So half heavy cream and half milk will = light cream

All percentages approximate.
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:43 PM   #5
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Smooch! Thanks Andy! We use 1% milk so half whipping cream half milk would be almost exactly right I think. I might be a bit heavier with the cream though.
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Old 10-07-2011, 03:08 PM   #6
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Close enough for government work, Alix.

All this discussion to determine the right mix to approximate light cream. Let us know how the approximate light cream works as a sub for evap. milk.
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You can sub, milk, cream or half and half for the evap milk. I have used regular milk and it came out just fine. My mom uses half and half or whipping cream in her standard recipe which I assume is the Libby's recipe.
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whipping cream sounds good to me.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:50 PM   #9
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My recipe is Mom's extra special pumpkin pie. Requested by family members all the time. Blech. I just cannot like it. Still...its a staple so Bugs is going to attempt it. I'll let you know what I tried and how it came out. Thanks for all the help guys.
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Now I want pie. May have to make one this weekend. I love kitchen experiments. Let me know how yours turns out. :)
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