Pomegranate Molasses


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When I think to add pomegranate molasses to a recipe, I lament the fact that I don’t have any made! In the coming days, I’ll share a couple recipes that also feature this delicious fruity molasses.

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This recipe is inspired by Tori Avey, though I’ve been making this since back when she was still the Shiksa in the Kitchen. *wink* I swapped out the refined sugar for honey and lessened the amounts to make it more suitable for the autoimmune protocol. I also added the lemon’s zest because I hate to juice a lemon and not use the zest! This helps to tone down some of the sweetness even more.

This molasses is definitely one to use in moderation and not terribly often on the autoimmune protocol! In fact, in The Paleo Approach Cookbook, Sarah Ballantyne specifically marks pomegranate molasses as a food to eat in moderation and notes there are “some compelling reasons to keep portions small.” So you may even be inclined to halve this recipe to make sure you aren’t tempted to go overboard!

Which brings me to another point. Sure, you can buy pomegranate molasses, there’s no denying that store bought is more convenient. But then we are faced with the convenience vs. quality issue. All the pomegranate molasses brands I’ve seen in stores have added sugar, sometimes even citric acid and “caramel”. *cringe* So, why not take some time and just make it yourself? Just sayin’…

Pomegranate Molasses
Recipe type: Sauce, Molasses
Cuisine: AIP,
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Serves: 1 cup
This pomegranate molasses is simple to make and adds a great touch of tang and sweetness to whatever you add it to!
  • 4 cups pure pomegranate juice
  • ⅓ cup honey, local preferred {raw honey will likely lose its "raw benefits" given the cooking temperature and time}
  • Juice and zest of one lemon
  • Pinch of Real salt or Himalayan sea salt
  1. Pour ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to simmer over medium heat.
  2. Continue simmering, reducing the heat if necessary, stirring fairly often. Let the mixture reduce by about three quarters. It will thicken more as it cools.
  3. Store in the fridge in a half-pint Mason jar for up to a month.

Here are some delicious recipes featuring Pomegranate Molasses!

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