Instant Pudding Mix

A lot of recipes call for a package of instant pudding mix. Can I use sugar-free instant pudding mix instead? —S.R., Indianapolis, Indiana

Our Test Kitchen has found that it can be very difficult to replace regular instant pudding mix with sugar-free instant pudding mix. The sugar-free variety does not have the same consistency nor does it set up like regular instant pudding. It also provides less bulk to a recipe. For these reasons, we don't recommend using sugar-free instant pudding as a substitute.