If there's a hero ingredient in my pantry, it's pomegranate molasses. It adds incredible, tangy flavor and enhances dishes from pomegranate molasses lamb to roasted Brussels sprouts. It can be slightly tricky to find in the supermarket, so I'm giving you an easy recipe to make it at home with just 1 ingredient – pomegranate juice!
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📋Pomegranate Molasses FAQs
It's a sweet, almost caramelized thick syrup with a tart, tangy flavor. If you've never had it, it's worth a try!
Yes, you should store pomegranate molasses it in an airtight container in the fridge to keep it fresher for longer.
You can buy it premade at a Middle Eastern market or online. Here is the pomegranate molasses I buy.
🍽️ Recipes with Pomegranate Molasses
Now you have a fresh batch, it's time to use it in an incredible Persian recipe!
1 Ingredient Homemade Pomegranate Molasses
- 6 cups pomegranate juice 100% juice, can use as little as 4 cups*
- Bring the pomegranate juice just barely to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Reduce to a simmer, and simmer for 1.5-2 hours**, until the juice has reduced down to 1-1.5 cups. Give it a stir every 20 minutes for the first hour, then every 10-15 minutes. Keep your eyes on it so it doesn't burn! It won't be super thick yet, but will coat the back of a spoon.
- Let it cool to room temperature. It will be thicker now.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.