Pomegranate Molasses

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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

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  • Cook time: 1 hour

Ingredients

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

Method

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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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  • Taylor

    Using this recipe to make a diva martini, so excited!

  • Stephanie

    Just trying this recipe to use as a glaze on a whole chicken. Excited. Forgot lemon juice at the store so using lime instead and trying it without sugar. Seems like an adaptable recipe. Tastes awesome alone – can’t wait to taste dinner tonight!

  • Susan

    Fyi. Persian stores sell two kinds of pomegranate molasses. A sweet one and a sour. The store/restaurant I buy has a kind woman who shared with me that frequently they mix the two for Fessenjoon. I make it and adore Persian cuisine.

  • Anonymous

    hi i would like to know how long pom juice will last in fridge,It is a fantastic juice for well being.i am going to make molasses as well.im not sure if juice will oxcidide as i was told it might.regards kerry

    Good question, we usually drink the juice before it becomes an issue. I don’t really know how long the juice would last. ~Elise

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