Pomegranate Molasses Recipe

November 12, 2015 0 Comments

Pomegranate Molasses Recipe

How to Make Your Own Pomegranate Molasses at Home

When preparing a new salmon recipe from Israeli Chef Michael Solomonov’s new cookbook, Zahav – A World of Israeli Cooking, I needed pomegranate molasses but couldn’t find any our local supermarket so I decided to make my own. It’s very easy to prepare but does take time to cook down, then cool down before using.

If you know you’re going to need it a head of time, you can find prepared pomegranate molasses at Amazon. They have multiple brands to choose from but I have not tried any at this time to recommend but I’m sure they are pretty good based on the reviews.

What you can find at most supermarkets is a pomegranate juice product by Pom Wonderful. When you reduce their juice with some sugar and lemon juice, you end up with a very nice pomegranate molasses.

Pomegranate Molasses Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Yield: 1.5 cups

Pomegranate Molasses Recipe


4 cups pomegranate juice

1/2 cup sugar

Juice from 1 lemon

How To Prepare At Home

Combine the pomegranate juice, sugar and lemon juice in a large saucepan and heat over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves completely. Be sure to stir while this is taking place.

When the sugar is dissolved, bring the juice to a simmer and reduce the heat enough to maintain a low simmer. Let the syrup cook down for about an hour until it reaches a syrupy consistency. If you measure it out in a measuring cup, you would probably end up with about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups of pomegranate molasses but who's going to measure it out?

Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool down for 20 minutes. Pour the molasses into a glass jar and let it cool down completely before putting the lid on and storing in the refrigerator.

It should last in the refrigerator for months but I hope you use it up before then on some grilled fish or chicken. It's really that good!



Last modified on Thu 12 November 2015 5:50 pm

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