Pomegranate Molasses Thanks to POM, pomegranates as a fruit and a flavor are capturing the attention of tastebuds around the world. Pomegranates are tart, tangy, and rich but not sweet, with musky complexities similar to red wine. Cortas, experts in fruit jams and quality ingredients since 1930, has once again developed a delicious, versatile product with its Pomegranate Molasses from Lebanon. Pomegranate Molasses is made by reducing fresh pomegranate juice, lemon juice, and sugar until it is the consistency of a thick syrup. It is popular in Middle Eastern cuisine. It can be used to make salad dressing, vegetable or meat glazes, dips, stews, desserts, or refreshing drinks. It mixes well with olive oil, pepper, spices, and garlic for savory dishes; or orange juice, cream, berries, or vanilla for sweet dishes. Vegetables like brussel sprouts, red and green peppers, eggplant, onion, and lentils are complimented by the tartness of pomegranate. Meats like duck, chicken, and beef also take well to pomegranate flavors. A popular Syrian dish, Muhammara, is made with red peppers, walnuts, and pomegranate molasses. For best flavor, molasses can be stored for up to six months in a refrigerator.
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