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Pomegranate molasses

Pomegranate Molasses

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x


Pomegranate molasses is a tangy sweet syrup common in Middle Eastern cuisine: drizzle it over meat, fish, salads, and more!


  • 2 cups 100% pomegranate juice*
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, plus more to taste


  1. Place the pomegranate juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer where it is gently bubbling. Simmer for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, until it is lightly thickened and reduced to about 1/2 cup. Stir in the sugar. Taste and add more sugar if desired (the goal is a tangy sweet pop, like a balsamic reduction). 
  2. Pour into a jar and allow to cool: it will thicken more as it cools. Refrigerate for up to 6 months. 


*Make sure it’s 100% juice, not sweetened. Double the recipe to yield 1 cup. We like making it in small batches since we don’t go through it very quickly. 

  • Category: Essentials
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
  • Diet: Vegan