Pomegranate Syrup or Molasses
ACTIVE TIME: 55 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 25 minutes
Yield: 1 1/2 cups syrup; 1 cup molasses
- 4 cups pomegranate juice
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
Place the pomegranate juice, sugar, and lemon juice in a 4-quart saucepan set over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has completely dissolved. Once the sugar has dissolved, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the mixture has reduced to 1 1/2 cups, approximately 50 minutes, for syrup, or reduce to 1 cup, about 70 minutes, for molasses. It should be the consistency of thick syrup. Remove from the heat and allow to cool in the saucepan for 30 minutes. Transfer to a glass jar and allow to cool completely before covering and storing in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.