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Pomegranate Recipes - Recipes for Pomegranates

Once you get past the multitude of seeds, pomegranate juice is tangy, sweet, rich and flavorful. These recipes all use pomegranates (also spelled pomegranites) and/or grenadine as an ingredient.

All About Pomegranates
Pomegranate (pomegranite) juice becomes the base for sauces and flavorings for drinks, savory dishes, and sweets, while the whole seeds are a simple delight eaten fresh or used as a colorful garnishing accent. Learn about pomegranates and get cooking tips before trying one of the many pomegranate recipes.

Baked Tropical Spareribs Recipe
Pineapple, pomegranate, and lime flavor the barbecue sauce for oven-baked spareribs giving them a tropical flair. No grill necessary, and the ingredients are available year-round. Perfect for a taste of summer in the winter. The tropical barbecue sauce is delicious on any type of ribs, burgers, and chicken or use as a dipping sauce.

Beef Tenderloin in Cherry Sauce Recipe
It's well worth the time to make this beef tenderloin sauce using kirsch cherry brandy and grenadine syrup.

Creamy Pomegranate Parfait Recipe
Pomegranate, currants, almonds, papayas, and oranges shine in this easy fruit parfait. You may use regular cream cheese for the fruit sauce for a richer flavor, if you wish. It is good enough for dessert, but also great for breakfast.

Fresh Pomegranate Chutney Recipe
Red currant jelly, green onions, ginger, and jalapeno chiles spice up this pomegranate chutney.

Frozen Flower Bowl with Fruit Salad Recipe
Flowers are frozen into bowl shapes then filled with fruit salad for a beautiful presentation. Orange dressing makes a wonderful topper for any variety of fruit salad. Be sure to read up on edible flowers before beginning so you do not choose any poisonous flowers.

Ginger Orange Pomegranate Relish Recipe
This simple relish mixes pomegranates, oranges, ginger, and honey into a relish that is good with turkey, pork or lamb.

Homemade Grenadine Syrup Recipe
Grenadine is a syrup flavored with pomegranates. It may or may not contain alcohol. You can easily make your own non-alcoholic grenadine syrup at home with this recipe.

Pomegranate Cake Recipe
Pomegranate juice is the main ingredient in this light cake. The beating method and use of the cake flour yield a cake with a very light crumb. I prefer a dusting of confectioners' sugar as the finishing touch, but feel free to use your favorite cream cheese, buttercream, or standard frosting.

Pomegranate Chestnut Lamb Stew Recipe
Pomegranate juice, chestnuts, spices, walnuts, and raisins flavor the lamb in this hearty stew served over saffron rice.

Pomegranate Crab and Salmon Mousse Recipe
Pomegranate seeds give flavor and color to a seafood mousse of crab and salmon. Whip this up fast in the food processor, but plan ahead to refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

Pomegranate Ginger Muffins Recipe
Pomegranate seeds and crystallized ginger are the flavor-boosters for these muffins. These muffins are great served warm or cool.

Pomegranate Honey Roasted Game Hens Recipe
Rock Cornish game hens get flavor and color from honey and pomegranate juice, plus an extra kick from allspice and cinnamon. Easy to make and makes an impressive presentation at the table. Plan ahead to marinate overnight.

Pomegranate Jelly Recipe
Pomegranates make a fabulous jelly. You will need a lot of pomegranates to make this from scratch, but you may substitute store-bought pomegranate juice to take a shortcut. Use 3-1/2 cups of juice with 1/2 cup water.

Pomegranate Lamb Kebabs Recipe
Pomegranate syrup not only tastes good, it is good for your health. Plan ahead of time to let the lamb marinate before grilling the kebabs. These lamb kebabs also make a great party appetizer.

Pomegranate Lamb Lollipops Recipe
Pomegranate juice adds a delightful flavor to lamb chops which are marinated in a mixture of herbs and spices. The lamb chops are then quickly pan-seared. They look quite dainty and elegant on the plate but are so easy to make. You may also grill these on the barbecue over high heat. Take care not to overcook them. Lamb chops should ideally be cooked medium-rare or they will become tough. Plan ahead for marination time.

Pomegranate Lamb Recipe
Pomegranate juice, red wine, garlic, sweet onion, lemon, and herbs make a tenderizing marinade for butterflied leg of lamb. Instructions are given for roasting in the oven for a no-fuss main dish. It will require a bit more attention to avoid flare-ups, but you may also cook this lamb on the grill. Plan ahead for this recipe. The lamb needs to marinate overnight.

Pomegranate Lentil Soup Recipe
This savory soup combines pomegranate juice with rice, lentils, herbs, and raisins for a hearty meal. It is an interesting combination of sweet and savory flavors and is full of protein from the lentils.

Pomegranate Port Vinaigrette Recipe
Delicious vinaigrette uses pomegranate juice, vegetables, and port wine. A sweet red wine may be substituted for the port, if need be. If the use of a raw egg yolk concerns you, irradiated eggs are now available in most markets.

Pomegranate Pound Cake Recipe
Classic pound cake gets a light makeover and a boost of flavor from pomegranate seeds.

Pomegranate Tapioca Recipe
Creamy tapioca is bursting with the healthy flavor of pomegranates. If fresh pomegranates are not in season, pomegranate juice is readily available. Feel free to substitute low-fat milk and/or sugar substitute to cut calories and fat.

Pomegranate Vinegar Recipe
Try this simple classic recipe for pomegranate vinegar and make extra for kitchen gifts. Pomegranate vinegar makes a delightful addition to salad dressings and marinades. Plan ahead. The pomegranate vinegar needs to steep for 8 to 10 days.

Pork Steaks with Pomegranate Gravy Recipe
Boneless pork loin steaks are cooked stove-top in a skillet and served with a fast, rich, and delicious pomegranate pan gravy. They take less than 30 minutes to cook. I like a spicy hot honey mustard, but you may use regular honey mustard. Do not confuse pork loin with pork tenderloin. Read my notes if you need further clarification.

Ricotta Cheesecake with Pomegranate Sauce Recipe
Flavorful pomegranate sauce tops a luscious Italian ricotta cheesecake. Ricotta cheese is traditional in Italian cheesecake. This recipe also uses cream cheese or mascarpone cheese. The sauce calls for fresh pomegranate juice, but pomegranate juice is now widely commercially available. Feel free to save time (and discolored fingers!) by using it.

Roasted Pomegranate Chicken Recipe
This is a favorite Rosh Hashanah dish of Moroccan Jews. The tangy flavor of pomegranates infuses the sauce for the chicken.

Roasted Red Cabbage & New Potatoes Recipe
Red wine vinegar, port wine, and grenadine lend a sweet and sour flavor to this great combination of cabbage and potatoes. It is roasted on top of the stove in a Dutch oven.

Spiced Apple Napoleons with Pomegranate Caramel Sauce Recipe
Phyllo dough, apples, and pomegranate syrup are the main flavors of this impressive dessert.

Sticky Red Wings Recipe
Pomegranates and cranberries give these red wings color and flavor. Jalapeno chiles give the chicken wings a nice kick to offset the sweetness of the fruit.

Thanksgiving Turkey-Pomegranate Salad Recipe
A great use for leftover Thanksgiving turkey, try this salad with pineapple, apples, pomegranates, and almonds. This is great year-round, and you may substitute cooked chicken, if you wish.

Watermelon Granita Recipe
Granita is like a grainy sorbet. This simple version made with fresh watermelon is refreshing and delicious. It takes a bit of dedicated attention to make, but it is quite easy and does not require any special equipment. Well worth the effort.

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