Does anybody have any great ideas for using Mugolio (Italian Pine Cone Bud Syrup)?

I've been drizzling it over some deserts: panna cotta, ice creams; serving along a cheese platter, in a cup of tea instead honey and pouring over pancakes. And now my head is clear. Maybe anybody can help me with any more ideas or maybe even some recipes?

Thanks, Egle

  • Posted by: Egle
  • June 2, 2011
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Ron O. December 1, 2013
Go to and search for "Pear Rosemary Pine" marmalade recipe. It could easily be modified to make a glaze for baked salmon.
DavidDeckinger June 28, 2011
Dan is spot on for it's uses. Susan G - You can find pine cone syrup at Pike Global Foods.
Egle June 8, 2011
Dan, thanks a lot! maybe you have your own truly beloved way to this awesome stuff? :)
Dan S. June 7, 2011
This product is produced from Mugo Pine Tree buds in Northern Italy. I first saw it years ago before I began importing - I wish I was the first. You can use the syrup as you would balsamic vinegar (aged and of good quality) or dark honey (think chestnut honey). Try it with fruit (figs, maybe strawberries), parmesan cheese, pork or venison. Ricotta, mascarpone and ice cream topping are all great ideas from previous posts.
susan G. June 2, 2011
and where did you get it? I assume that in addition to tasting amazing, it has therapeutic uses.
Emily H. June 2, 2011
What does this taste like? I'm very intrigued now.
mtrelaun June 2, 2011
I like it drizzled on ricotta crostini, and as a substitute for fruit liqueurs in kirs, spritzers and cocktails. Market Hall Foods suggests mugolio can be used as a sauce for duck:
Egle June 2, 2011
Mmm. sounds great! Thanks.
I've also found a recipe of making Mugolio Ice Cream:
Must be a nice desert as well.
hardlikearmour June 2, 2011
How about using it in place of the balsamic reduction in this recipe:
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