Piloncillo, a mexican sweetener for sale
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Definition: Piloncillo is made from pure, unrefined sugar that is pressed into a cone shape. It tastes very similar to brown sugar with a molasses flavor (even though it does not contain molasses) and you can use it for anything that calls for brown sugar. Its name means "little pylon" because of it's shape . The smaller cones are usually around 1 ounce and the larger ones around 8 ounces. They come in light, "blanco" and dark "oscura."

Some delicious Mexican recipes using piloncillo include Capirotada, a bread pudding and Atole, a sweet, porridge-style drink.

If you don't have piloncillo on hand, you can substitute 1 cup of dark brown sugar and 1 tablespoon molasses for each 8 to 9oz cone.

How to Use Piloncillo

Pronunciation: pee-lon-SEE-yoh

Also Known As: panela