Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Top It Off... Pomegranate Sauce



Pomegranate Sauce
Found on freshpreserving

Pomegranate juice, the basis for this delicious sauce, is popular as a healthy drink because it's naturally high in antioxidants. This luscious crimson sauce is elegant and practical, providing nutrients and taste in one great treat.

Makes about 4 (8 oz) half pints

YOU WILL NEED:


* 5 cups pomegranate juice (about 7 large)

* 1/2 cup lemon juice

* 1 cup sugar

* 4 Ball® (8 oz) half pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands

DIRECTIONS:

1. PREPARE boiling water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Wash lids in warm soapy water and set bands aside.

2. COMBINE pomegranate juice, lemon juice and sugar in a stainless steel saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat and simmer until reduced by half.

3. LADLE hot sauce into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rim. Center hot lid on jar. Apply band and adjust until fit is fingertip tight.

4. PROCESS filled jars in a boiling water canner 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.

Quick Tip: To juice pomegranates, roll room-temperature fruit on a counter top, pressing it firmly to soften without breaking the skin. Holding the pomegranate over a fine sieve set over a bowl, use a sharp knife to cut out blossom end (crown), including the pith. Juice will begin to spurt out as soon as you puncture the skin. Using your hands, squeeze juice and seeds into sieve. Open the fruit the fruit and, using a small spoon, scrape remaining seeds into sieve. Use the back of a large spoon to press out any remaining juice from seeds.  

Note: Wear rubber gloves to keep your hands from being stained.

3 comments:

  1. In the ingredients list it says 5 cups juice. The last line of the recipe says measure 3-1/2 cups. That's confusing. Do I need 5 cups?

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    1. You need 5 cups. The last part was simply a tip on how to juice a pomegranate. I'll remove that last sentence. ~~Granny

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  2. Have to try making it. Pomegranate is such a healthy fruit and that recipe looks delicious!!!!!
    Kate

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