Pomegranate Molasses Recipe

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After last week’s post on Muhammara, I received a lot of questions about pomegranate molasses. Pomegranate molasses is made by boiling down pomegranate juice to a tart variety, and it is used in many Mediterranean meals including dips, meats and salads. Pomegranate molasses can be puchased in the ethnic aisle of your local grocery stores and can be found in Mediterranean/Middle Eastern markets.

You can also make it on your own using the recipe below. I prefer to make it on my own because I can determine the sweetness of the molasses.

Ingredients

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

How To:

1. Combine pomegranate juice, sugar, and lemon juice into an uncovered saucepan. Put on medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to medium low while maintaining a simmer. Continue to simmer for 45 minutes to one hour or until the juice thickens. Pour into a jar. Let cool and store in a refrigerator. Should make ~1.5 cups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 For increased sweetness add more sugar to taste.

Side note- you can always substitute honey and balsamic vinegar (in equal portions) if you do not have access to pomegranate juice. 

 


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14 Responses to “Pomegranate Molasses Recipe”

  1. Treat and TrickNo Gravatar Says:

    Never tried pomegranate molasses but your recipe seems so easy and worth to try!

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  2. valNo Gravatar Says:

    This is brilliant!! I love pomegranate.

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  3. LizNo Gravatar Says:

    Thank you, thank you!!! I’ve had recipes calling for pom molasses, but I’ve never been able to find a premade version. So easy to make, too :)

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  4. MaryNo Gravatar Says:

    It’s always nice to have these kinds of recipes on file. Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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  5. Kristi RimkusNo Gravatar Says:

    I can think of all kinds of uses for this easy molasses. Thanks for the instructions!

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    thanks for stopping by kristi!

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  6. Parsley SageNo Gravatar Says:

    I never cook with pomegranate…not because I don’t like it but because I’m totally clueless! This looks super easy and super tasty. I bet you can use this a thousand different ways, too :)

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    you sure can. let me know if you try and use it :-)

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  7. Belinda @zomppaNo Gravatar Says:

    This is the kind of stuff one dreams of!

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  8. ChrissiNo Gravatar Says:

    I am looking for a recipe that has a much longer shelf life. My husband has just picked 20kg of Pomegranates and I would like to make the molasses with at least a 12 month shelf life. Cab you pleae help – Thankyou

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    you can probably freeze the recipe or you would need to add a preservative.

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  9. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and DessertsNo Gravatar Says:

    yum! I love pomegranate anything, I bet this is delicious!

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  10. Pink Kitchen (@pinkkitchen)No Gravatar Says:

    Hi, Suzy! How long does this stuff keep in the fridge?

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    About a week in the fridge….about a month in the freezer.

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