The smell of this sugar brings the forest into the kitchen and into our food. We use spruce sugar on cookies, cakes, and on savory dishes. We use it sometimes in fancy cocktails at the bar.
1 cup fresh spruce tips
1 cup granulated sugar
Place the spruce tips and the sugar into a food processor. Pulse process until the spruce is broken down but not so far that the sugar becomes powdered.
Preheat the oven to 225℉.
Spread the spruce-sugar mixture over a parchment-lined baking sheet. Dry the sugar out. This will take between an hour and several hours depending on your humidity and sugar. Once dry, store the sugar in a clean glass jar with a lid.
Makes 2 cups spruce sugar.