Thursday, December 6, 2012

Homemade gifts - Pomegranate Jelly

For many, pomegranates are a mysterious fruit that are purely decorative during holiday season. For me, pomegranates are a super fruit that appear in my salads, glazes, desserts, drinks and at  breakfast.
One thing that is always present at my breakfast table is pomegranate jelly, which is also a consistent part of my Christmas gift baskets. The more I learn about the health benefits of pomegranates and its antioxidant power, the more I want to include in my day-to-day living.
If you are not familiar with how to open and make juice out of fresh pomegranates please check out my previous post about pomegranate juice

Pomegranate Jelly
I have always made pomegranate jelly using only my homemade pomegranate juice. I keep the juice in the refrigerator for a couple of days before attempting to make jelly. You will have sediment at the bottom after two days. Use only clear juice to make this jelly and discard the sediment.

Yield: Six 8-ounce jars  
  •  3 1/2 cups pomegranate Juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (optional)
  • One package (1.75 ounce)  Sure Jell powdered fruit Pectin 
  • 5 cups granulated sugar 
In a medium saucepan, combine pomegranate and lemon juice along with pectin and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Skim off all the foam. Add sugar all at once. Stir once and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minute. 
Ladle the hot liquid into sterilized jars. Wipe rims and screw on lids. Process in the boiling-water bath for 5 minutes.

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  1. Hi Komali,
    Pomgranate jelly is certainly a wonderful addition to scones, cheese and roasted meat. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  2. I'm newest follower,visiting from Rattlebridge Farm Foodie Friday,I love pomgranite juice,I know this has got to taste out of this world delish.

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  3. Your jelly looks wonderful, and I love the succulent pot behind the jelly. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Holidays too! ~Marti

  4. That sounds so good, I am going to have to give it a try.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love your center piece!

    My PINK Candelabra
    Hope you'd come and see. Have a blessed Sunday!

  6. Your centerpiece is gorgeous!!! Would never have thought of using sedum, but it looks so natural.

  7. Your pomegranate jelly looks delicious and so pretty. Great centerpiece with the succulents and red berries.

  8. Beautiful sedum centerpiece! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  9. Great pics.. love love pomagranets, really enjoy your blog. Have a wonderful day.. More pom recipes please :)


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  11. Love that centerpiece.

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper