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On this beautiful fall Halloween afternoon, I want to share this recipe and the various ways you can use it. It is quite fitting for Halloween as the color is a syrupy, deep red. See below for some suggested uses.
What you need:
4 cups pomegranate juice- get the good stuff
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
Zest of a fresh lemon, maybe a teaspoon or so
What to do:
Add the pomegranate juice, sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice to a 4-quart saucepan set over medium heat.
Stir consistently and watch until the sugar has completely dissolved. Once the sugar has dissolved, reduce the heat to medium-low.
Continue to monitor and stir the mixture has reduced to 1 cup. I checked it by dipping in a spoon and seeing how far down the liquid had reduced. It takes about an hour and 15 minutes. Stirring the mixture helps prevent the liquid from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Now it should look and feel like a thick syrup.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool in the saucepan for about a half an hour.
Transfer to a glass jar and allow to cool completely before capping it. I stopped it in a mason jar and it will last in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.
How to use it:
The first time I saw Pomegranate Molasses it was listed in a recipe for a super stir fry of chicken and grapes. Since then, I have added this to recipes that call for soy sauce as it tends to soften the taste of the soy sauce.
This is delicious drizzled on hot oatmeal or in plain Greek yogurt.
Trickle it on ice cream with pistachios or a nut of your choosing.
I am dying to try it in a mixed drink of Vodka and Club Soda. Hmm… (or maybe Prosecco?)
So, something new huh? Give it a try.