Spruce Tip Syrup. 5 cups spruce tips 6 cups water 5 cups sugar Method Coarsely chop spruce tips Combine water, spruce tips and sugar in a large pot. Bring to a boil stirring constantly for five minutes. Reduce heat and simmer for an hour or so on low or until the syrup thickens to your liking. The color will be a light a rose. Hungry Ghost. I love you.