Pomegranate Molasses

Liquid rubies

Ever since Pom Wonderful started marketing the health benefits of pomegranate juice, and selling them in those cool pom shaped bottles, more and more recipes calling for pomegranate molasses have been popping up. Pomegranate molasses is a traditional ingredient in Middle Eastern cooking and can be used in a variety of dishes such as Fesenjan Persian chicken stew or eggplant lentil stew. You can also mix it with a little orange juice and club soda for a refreshing punch. Pomegranate molasses can be found at Middle Eastern markets, or you can easily make some yourself with some pomegranate juice, sugar, and lemon. (Find more pomegranate molasses recipes by searching food blogs.)

Pomegranate Molasses Recipe

  • Cook time: 1 hour


  • 4 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice



In a large, uncovered saucepan, heat pomegranate juice, sugar, and lemon juice on medium high until the sugar has dissolved and the juice simmers. Reduce heat just enough to maintain a simmer. Simmer for about an hour, or until the juice has a syrupy consistency, and has reduced to 1 to 1 1/4 cups. Pour out into a jar. Let cool. Store chilled in the refrigerator.

If you want your pomegranate molasses to be sweeter, add more sugar to taste, while you are cooking it.

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  • lydia

    How long will this keep in the fridge?

  • Monisha

    Hi Elise – I just cane across your blog, love the recipes and the photos, the molasses sure looks like liquid rubies, radiant and deep red!

  • Karen

    I love pomegranate juice. For those who don’t want to spend the dough on the POM juices, Trader Joe’s now has 100 percent pomegranate juice, as well as tasty blends (pom and blueberry, pom and cherry are my favorites).

  • Sylvie

    I love the versatility of pomegranate juice. I found that they sell the molasses/glaze at Trader Joes though the last time I was there they were sold out. Surfas, here in L.A. also has a pomegranate glaze/molasses which is wonderful. Add some to BBQ sauce for a nice fruity flavor plus heightened red color.

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