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Q. What is 1/2 pound Cone Piloncillo?

A. Piloncillo is an unrefined brown sugar from Mexico. It is pressed into a cone shape — the name means little pylon. It is most commonly found in small cones (less than an ounce) or large (around 9 ounces). You can find it in Latin groceries, but on the odd chance you don't have the right number of piloncillo cones hanging around, you can substitute dark brown sugar.

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