Pomegranate Molasses Recipe and 7 different ways to use it

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How many times has it happened to you that you see an amazing recipe but you cannot try it because you don’t have that one ingredient. Ofcourse you have the option of ordering it online and wait for it to arrive, but by the time it is at your doorstep you lose that inclination for the dish and probably want to try something else. Pomegranate Molasses is one such ingredient which made me give up on some very interesting recipes. I couldn’t get hold of it in my local stores. It was then I decided to try making it at home. It is much simpler than I thought it would be. It can be easily made and stored in an air-tight glass container in the fridge.

Pomegranate Molasses

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups pomegranate juice (5 medium pomegranates)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Make juice from 5 medium pomegranates and strain it. It should be 4 cups. Reduce or increase the number of pomegranates according to size. Just remember the strained juice should be 4 cups.

juice of pomegranates
juice of pomegranates

Pour the juice in a saucepan along with sugar and lemon juice and bring to boil. Then lower heat and simmer uncovered till the juice reduces to a ketchup consistency.

 

It should reduce to 1 cup. Take off heat, cool and store in a glass jar in the fridge. It should stay for months in the fridge.

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Pomegranate has an impressive nutrient profile and immense health benefits.It is known to lower the risk of heart disease, blood pressure, fight arthritis,joint pain,cancer,helps improve memory and has anti-inflammatory properties. So why not include pomegranate in our daily diet.

There are so many different ways we can use Pomegranate Molasses:

  1. Soups: Just add a tablespoon or two to any vegetable, chicken or lentil soup and see the depth it gives to your soup or stew.
  2. Salads: Make a salad dressing with pomegranate molasses, olive oil, salt, pepper and herbs of your choice and toss it on your salads.
  3. Dips: You can make some interesting Middle-Eastern dips by adding a tablespoon of it to hummus or baba Ganoush. You can make Muhammara (stay tuned for the recipe). You can add it to yogurt or mayonnaise and add seasonings of your choice.
  4. Spreads: This time ditch your favorite jam and spread the molasses on a slice of bread. Or simply drizzle your pancakes or waffles with it and enjoy a healthy breakfast.
  5. Grilled Fruits: Dribble some molasses on your skewered fruits and grill them.
  6. Marinade: It works well on most meats and vegetables. Mix some molasses with the regular marinade and use it to roast,grill or fry. Adds a beautiful glaze and taste.
  7. Desserts: Instantly spice up a dull dessert with a drizzle of Pomegranate molasses. Make an instant sundae with scoops of your favorite icecream,chopped seasonal fruits and nuts and drizzle some molasses over it.

There are so many different ways you can use this magical ingredient. So don’t wait to find yourself a jar, just go ahead and make it..

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80 Comments Add yours

  1. wonderful write up 🙂 I was standing in front of a po – molasses bottle yesterday wondering whether I should buy it.. then after 10 mins of contemplating said – what the heck I am buying it! hehee.. I shld have just waited for your recipe..

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    1. Jhuls says:

      Haha! I was doing the same thing two weeks ago, holding a bottle of pomegranate molasses. The good thing is I did not take it because I wanted to make my own. 😛

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      1. hehee 🙂 good for you Jhuls!

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      2. Jhuls says:

        😀 😀 😀

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    2. skd says:

      Lucky that you got the bottle Trupti. It wasn’t available in my local store which generally stocks all kinds of international spices and ingredients. there was sumac, zatar but no molasses sadly.

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      1. Homemade is always 👌🏼👌🏼

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  2. Jhuls says:

    I found an eggplant recipe when I was badly craving and I found pomegranate molasses as one of the ingredients. I am not sure if I have saved the recipe, but at least I have the recipe of the molasses now. 😀

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    1. skd says:

      I know Jhuls. it is really frustrating When we want to make something it should be done while the craving lasts 😀 By the time we get hold of those ingredients usually the craving magically disappears. Surprisingly it is so easy to make, I regret not having tried it before. I would love to see your creative dishes with the molasses 🙂

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      1. Jhuls says:

        Oh! I wish I have more time to try all those recipes! I have to pray harder! 😀

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      2. skd says:

        You do an awesome job Jhuls. Love all the creativity and deliciousness you churn out 🙂 ❤

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      3. Jhuls says:

        Thank you, Ana! 😀 x

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  3. Been sometime I visited this lovely space of yours..
    that’s lovely given the ways we could use it
    I am definitely trying this out soon

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    1. skd says:

      I have missed your presence too Bilna. Thank you for visiting. I really appreciate it. It is worth whatever little effort it takes given the wonderful uses I recently discovered 🙂

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  4. What a great post Ana! I sometimes order ingredients for a recipe and they usually come pretty fast through Amazon. The molasses recipe looks so pretty and easy and thanks for all of the ways to use it 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much dear Judi. I have not tried ordering food ingredients through Amazon. Do they deliver within a couple of days. I will try it next time. Molasses is a very easy recipe and worth every bit of whatever little effort which goes into it. I have fallen in love with it 😀

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  5. Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe, Ana. Simple to prepare and the color looks gorgeous. Nothing beats homemade products. I use pomegranate molasses when I make ‘fettouch salad’, now no need to buy it anymore 😉 Have a nice week! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Linda. You are right. The satisfaction of making something at home is something else. We get the feeling that it is healthier,cleaner and fresher without any preservatives. Is it the same as Lebanese Fattoush. I have not tried using molasses for this salad. Looks like an excellent idea. Thank you for sharing ☺ Have a wonderful week ahead too🌻🌻🌻

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      1. I was talking about the Lebanese Fattoush, the molasses and the sumac bring a delicious taste to this salad. Have a wonderful day xx

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      2. skd says:

        Thank you and you too dear Linda ☺

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  6. fazal says:

    HEARD FOR THE FIRST TIME
    You can add molasses on BIG BASKET PORTALor other portals and do selling
    Wish you good luck

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much ☺ Thats an excellent idea ☺

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  7. Lina says:

    Looks amazing! Have to try it!

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  8. Antonia says:

    Wow, this looks so good! I really need to try this. How did you extract the juice? Did you break all of the juice beads and squeeze or put them in a blender? I like your grilled fruit idea…yum 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for liking it ☺ I just put all the pomegranate jewels in the blender and strain the juice in a strainer.

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      1. Antonia says:

        Thank you for letting me know 🙂

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  9. Oh my , so unusual, and so many uses too. AND it keeps..for a bit anyway. So SO useful my darling. Thank you again for another wonderful recipe you clever lady x

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    1. skd says:

      Aww..thank you lovely Shey. You always make my day with your kind words. Infact I now look forward to your visit every time I post something. Thank you once again dear☺💕

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      1. You have no idea how much I look forward to visiting. Always a treat x

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  10. srividhya says:

    wow this is so wonderful. Loved the write up especially where to use it. I bet it would be great in salads.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Vidhya ☺ It is such a versatile ingredient. We can use it to bring depth to so many dishes. It would add a nice flavor to salads.

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  11. I’ve never thought of making pomegranate molasses…lots of great uses for it 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      It is worth more than every bit of effort which goes into it Elaine 👍☺

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  12. Mfb says:

    Wow this looks really good i must try this.Thanks for giving such a good Ideas

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you for liking it ☺ 👍

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  13. Thanks for the amazing recipe! I have used this so many times and would love to make it! Wonderful!

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  14. Thanks for the great tip. Now I just need to start juicing those pomegranates! HaHa!

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    1. skd says:

      Haha!!! Thank you ☺

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  15. Wonderful variations of usage!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you ☺

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  16. Sandhya says:

    Looks absolutely delicious, Ana!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Sandhya ☺

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  17. ChgoJohn says:

    Thanks for the how-to. I see molasses and juice all of the time but rarely see pomegranates at a reasonable price. I’ll look harder now. I’d like to see if homemade is better than manufactured.

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    1. skd says:

      Pomegranates in my city are easily available and at a very reasonable price. So it is very economical to make it at home plus the satisfaction of skipping the preservatives which come free with the store bought one.

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  18. Gorgeous skd! I can think of all kids of ways to use this sauce! It’s so pretty and I love pomegranate too!

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    1. skd says:

      Wow! Thanks dear Julie ☺ Would love to know some nice dishes you tried. You are a pro baker. Maybe it will find its way into one of your baked goodies.

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      1. I’m thinking Pomegranate molasses over a nice pound cake!

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      2. skd says:

        See!! I knew you will come up with something brilliant 💖

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  19. Nancy says:

    Delectable, skd! I can think of an 8th way….straight from a spoon…hehe 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Got straight to the point 😉Best way by far

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  20. Very nice and useful recipe, SKD. Pomegranate molasses/concentrate are big in Persian cuisine, especially to make ‘fesenjan’ with it. 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Fae. I read about Fesenjaan and I am raring to try it. Pomegranate molasses is not available easily in my city so I had to make it at home to try all the delicious middle eastern recipes.

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  21. Wow Ana this sounds awesome..homemade molasses looks grt ..loved the way u shared 7 usuagr

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Vidya. Sometimes somethings just surprise us with their versatility and this is one of them 😉

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  22. Loretta says:

    What a brilliant post Ana. I’ve tried the store bought version a few times, it definitely has a wonderful taste and tang to it. Love your home made version. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Loretta!! I loved the simplicity of the recipe and would love to make it again any day☺

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  23. Summer Daisy says:

    I need to try this! I love using molasses ♥

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    1. skd says:

      Please do. You will love it ☺

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  24. Aquileana says:

    Wow, delicious, SKD… 😀 All my best wishes. Aquileana 😀

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Aquileana 👍☺

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  25. LFFL says:

    I absolutely love to drink pomegranate juice but I’ve never bought the fruit itself or used it in anything. Makes me want to try it out.

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  26. Yum! It sounds delicious, and the color is so wonderful. Mega hugs!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much dear Teagan ☺

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  27. polianthus says:

    wow I buy the stuff, but I love the colour of yours — back when I couldn’t buy it here I would bulk import in my suitcase from San Francisco together with peanut butter (which always ensure my bags were searched..)

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    1. skd says:

      Yeah! Even I realised just a while back that it is so simple to make. I will never want to buy it now ☺

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  28. Nandini says:

    I just saw pom molasses for the first time at the world market store today and then I see your post. Thank You for sharing 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you for stopping by dear! Its a simple recipe and so much worth making it at home. Have a wonderful day Nandini 👍☺

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  29. Sophie33 says:

    I made your recipe & used it as a topping on home-made vanilla ice-cream! Divine! xxx

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    1. skd says:

      Wow! That is such a kind feedback. I am so glad you liked it. Thank you so much for trying it out. Have a wonderful day dear friend 👍☺

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  30. Rashminotes says:

    This looks so good; I must try. Thanks for sharing:)

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much. It can be used in so many ways that it makes it worth the effort ☺

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  31. prgillespie says:

    Interesting. I must try this.

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    1. skd says:

      Please do! I’m sure you will love it ☺

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  32. Wow thanks for all these great ideas for using pomegranate molasses. I’ve used it one Thanksgiving for glazing the turkey and used some in homemade cranberry sauce and everyone loved it. I’ve used it in salad dressing as well but now thanks to you I’ve learned more ways of using it in future.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much. It is indeed a versatile ingredient. Keeps good in the fridge for long. Homemade cranberry sauce!!! Wow!! Sounds interesting. Thank you for the idea 🙂

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  33. Wow!! Thanks for the lovely recipe.I will try this.

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks for liking it Anuradha. Please do try it ☺👍

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