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homemade pomegranate molasses

HOMEMADE POMEGRANATE MOLASSES

This is truly a gift from Mother Nature herself!  I love Homemade Pomegranate Molasses so much, I eat it off a spoon like a lollypop!

It’s intensely flavorful, tangy and sweet, all at the same time.  Because I’m absolutely addicted to this stuff, I have it around all year long.   I used to have to buy a bag full of fresh pomegranates at the end of each season, but now you can buy the juice any time you want.  And that makes Nan one happy camper!

NAN’S TIP:  FRESH POMEGRANATE JUICE WILL YIELD A BRIGHTER, RUBY-TONED MOLASSES IF IT’S NOT OVERCOOKED.

 

HELPFUL HINTS FOR MAKING HOMEMADE POMEGRANATE MOLASSES

homemade pomegranate molasses

DON’T OVERCOOK YOUR HOMEMADE POMEGRANATE MOLASSES!

It’s definitely not that hard to overcook the molasses, especially in the last 10 to 15 minutes of the cooking time.  Because of the mixture’s high sugar content, it can go from perfect to scorched or worse, burned, in just a few moments.  Watch it carefully, and reduce the heat for the last 10-15 minutes if you see it’s coloring faster than it’s reducing.

 

WHAT DOES HOMEMADE POMEGRANATE MOLASSES LOOK LIKE WHEN IT’S DONE?

After the first 45-60 minutes of simmering time, you should notice that the bubbling will start to become slower and thicker as the mixture becomes more viscous.

pomegranate molasses

And that’s exactly what you want happening at this stage of the process. Ultimately, you’ll want the molasses to coat the back of a spoon without sliding off.  I’m sure you’ve used commercially-made molasses, and that’s exactly the thickness we’re going for.  This recipe yields about 1 full cup of pomegranate molasses when finished.

 

WHAT CAN YOU MAKE WITH YOUR HOMEMADE POMEGRANATE MOLASSES?

apricot pomegranate baked ham

Here’s some of my favorite recipes using this amazing Homemade Pomegranate  Molasses!

 

pomegranate glazed roasted asian pears

 

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UPDATED 3/4/2021

 
 

 

 

homemade pomegranate molasses

Homemade Pomegranate Molasses

Yield: 1 cup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Intensely flavorful, sweet, yet tangy all at the same time, this recipe for Homemade Pomegranate Molasses is fabulous in both dessert and savory dishes. It's so much better than what comes in a bottle at the store!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, strained

Instructions

Place the pomegranate juice, sugar and lemon juice in a 4-quart saucepan set over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has completely dissolved.

Once the sugar has dissolved, reduce heat to medium-low and cook until the mixture has reduced to 1 cup, approximately 70 minutes. It should be the consistency of thick syrup. Reduce the heat for the last 10-15 minutes if it's coloring too fast.

Remove from the heat and allow to cool in the saucepan for 30 minutes. Transfer to a glass jar and allow to cool completely before covering and storing in the refrigerator for up to 6
months.

Nutrition Information
Yield 16 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 58Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 6mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 0gSugar 14gProtein 0g

Portion size is 1 tablespoon of homemade pomegranate molasses.

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