Pomegranate Syrup

In November, I wrote a blog post about making pomegranate jelly. I gave a small jar of that jelly to a neighbor who invited us to their party. The neighbor has a friend with a pomegranate tree that produces a lot of fruit that they weren’t using. Our neighbor knows that we love pomegranates so he bagged up a bunch of them for us!

I had already made enough jelly for the year so I wanted to do something different with this batch of fruit. After quite a bit of thought I decided to make pomegranate syrup. I figured this would be something that could be used for multiple different applications.

The first step as always with pomegranates is to remove the juice from the arils. This can be somewhat laborious and time consuming, but it is worth the effort.

First I blend the pomegranate to break up the arils
Then I strain the blended arils to allow most of the juice to come out
This time I squeezed the pomegranate pulp in cheesecloth to get as much juice as I can
My jug of pomegranate juice

Making pomegranate syrup is a lot like making jelly. It is the same basic idea, but without the pectin.

Cooking down the pomegranate syrup

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Pomegranate Syrup

Ingredients:
 4 cups pomegranate juice
 5 ½ cups sugar
 1 tbsp lemon juice

Directions:
1

Place all ingredients in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves.

2

Once sugar dissolves, reduce heat to medium-low and cook until syrup reduces to desired thickness, stirring occasionally.

3

Cooking syrup down for 50 minutes reduces the mixture by about 1/3. This will give you around 4 cups of pomegranate syrup.

4

If desired, can syrup in 1/2 pint jars or pint jars for 5 minutes in a hot water bath.

Ingredients

Ingredients:
 4 cups pomegranate juice
 5 ½ cups sugar
 1 tbsp lemon juice

Directions

Directions:
1

Place all ingredients in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves.

2

Once sugar dissolves, reduce heat to medium-low and cook until syrup reduces to desired thickness, stirring occasionally.

3

Cooking syrup down for 50 minutes reduces the mixture by about 1/3. This will give you around 4 cups of pomegranate syrup.

4

If desired, can syrup in 1/2 pint jars or pint jars for 5 minutes in a hot water bath.

Pomegranate Syrup

What to do with pomegranate syrup?

Some things to do with pomegranate syrup are to make pomegranate soda! We bought a Drinkmate carbonator for Christmas and have been using it quite a bit to carbonate pretty much everything, even cold-brew coffee! Our kids have asked if it can carbonate anything… even gravy. Which probably wouldn’t taste very good.

I do recommend this homemade soda system. It’s nice to be able to whip up two liters of soda right before dinner and drink it right away. Usually, we finish both liters!

Cranberry-pomegranate soda and pomegranate soda using the Drinkmate carbonator system

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We also have used the pomegranate syrup on pancakes and French toast. Our kids love having lots of choices for pancake, waffle, and French toast toppings, and the pomegranate syrup is a tasty addition.

-Joshua

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