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This homemade pomegranate molasses recipe is very easy to make and I often prepare it to top my cakes and especially use it when my husband makes his favourite Lebanese recipes, because as you know this syrup is an integral part of the Lebanese cuisine and goes perfectly with sweet-salty dishes as marinade for fish and meat, vinaigrette to accompany salads and of course for desserts such as homemade ice cream, panna cotta, cheese cake, layer cakes, etc…
This pomegranate molasses recipe is really simple and keeps well in the refrigerator, just extract the pomegranate juice, add lemon juice and sugar and cook until the liquid is reduced to a syrupy substance.
My husband is a great consumer of pomegranate molasses he uses it to prepare us some Lebanese dishes such as baba ghanouj, hummus or Fettoush salad.
Don’t forget to wear gloves when you are extracting the pomegranate juice since as you may know it is a fruit that stains quite a lot, my daughters love this fruit but it stains your shirt and you will look like a mad butcher.
For my part I use my mom’s trick to remove the spots of pomegranate juice by soaking the stained clothes in milk and I leave it for a few hours before putting in laundry. If you want to avoid any hassle get dressed in a black apron as I do for my pomegranate juicing and of course gloves.
Pomegranate health Benefits
Pomegranate is a low calorie fruit in the same way as fig and mango it is an excellent antioxidant element, it is also the favorite fruit of our childhood and at this time it invades the market stalls, every time my little kid accompanies me for the races she asks me to buy I take advantage to prepare a good amount of molasses or pomegranate syrup to accompany the cake it smells pleasantly.
If pomegranate is not available we can always use pomegranate juice as I do outside the season of this fruit, The Juice 100% pomegranate is the most appropriate for the realization of molasses.
How to make your homemade pomegranate molasses
By cooling the pomegranate syrup will thicken even more so from that you see that the molasses Juice begins to thicken remove from heat and let cool quietly. When I use it for my desserts I always add pomegranate seeds I find that it brings crunchy moreover I have already proposed the pomegranate panna cotta.
It should also be noted that pomegranates vary in their level of acidity, so depending on the juice you use it may be necessary a little more or less sugar in order to get the right balance between sugar and acidity.
To make pomegranate juice here is a quick and simple way, place the seeds in a blender or blender and mix just enough for the seeds to be crushed. Then pass through a fine sieve or colander.
Here are some recipe ideas based on pomegranate molasses or pomegranate syrup :
- Baba ghanouj
- Fettoush Salad
- Panna cotta with pomegranate
- Butter cake and pomegranate syrup
Easy homemade pomegranate molasses recipe
As explained above, collect the pomegranate seeds and place them in a blender, mix just the amount of seeds you need for the recipe.
Pass through a fine sieve to collect the pomegranate juice.
In a saucepan with a thick bottom, pour pomegranate juice, add sugar and lemon juice.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and quietly cook your syrup for about 35-45 minutes( for me), regularly check the texture that needs to coat the back of a spoon(it will continue to thicken after cooling).
Allow it to cool before pouring into an airtight container. When it’s completely cool place it in the refrigerator and you are ready to go.
- 4 cups pomegranate (1 liter)
- ½ Cup sugar (100 g)
- 2 tbsp-lemon juice soup
- As explained above, collect the pomegranate seeds and place them in a blender, mix just what you need.
- Pass through a fine sieve to recover the pomegranate juice.
- In a saucepan with a thick bottom, pour pomegranate juice, add sugar and lemon juice.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat and quietly cook your syrup for about 35-45 minutes( for me), regularly check the texture that needs to coat the back of a spoon(it will continue to thicken after cooling).
- Allow to cool before pouring into an airtight container. Allow to cool completely before placing in the refrigerator and treat yourself.
Have you tried making this pomegranate molasses recipe before? Let me know in the comments below?