Pomegranate Recipes

October 14th, 2010  | Category: Fruit

Pomegranate Recipes

It’s that time of the year again: Pomegranates everywhere.

Well, at least in Istanbul. I consider myself very lucky as Turkey is one of the native lands of the pomegranate. And you’re lucky, too. Because if you’re looking for ideas on what to do with pomegranates, you’ve come to the right place.

Here are a few pomegranate recipes from Cafe Fernando archives as well as some of my favorite food blogs.

Let’s start with my favorite pomegranate recipe: Pomegranate Jam!

Pomegranate Jam

The most delicious jam I have ever tasted. Seriously. Perfect on toast after a thick coating of salted butter.

Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt – the pinkest scoop you’ll ever see. The secret ingredient is Grenadine (pomegranate syrup) and you can prepare that in your own kitchen, too (recipe link below).

Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt

You know how much I love ice cream, so here’s another one, for the purest pomegranate taste ever: Pomegranate Sorbet.

Pomegranate Sorbet

Here are some more pomegranate recipes from my favorite food blogs:

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  1. 1 - Connie on October 14th, 2010

    Yes, you are lucky. The other day I saw pomegranates at the supermarket and they were $3 USD each! And they were so small, dry and shriveled up. 😛

  2. 2 - Wasfieh on October 14th, 2010

    The colours in these pictures are so vibrant, absolutely beautiful photography!
    Will definitely try the pomegranate frozen yogurt recipe, thank you.

  3. 3 - feride aka farida on October 14th, 2010

    Ohhhh, my endless love for pomegranates! You are lucky to be in Turkey at this time of year. I wish I was there too or in my native Azerbaijan:( Poms are inexpensive and abundant there. They cost an arm and a leg here in the US. And hey, I am glad you like my blog. I am actually one of your favorites? Very honored. Cok tesekkurler. Guzel Istambula selamlar.

  4. 4 - feride aka farida on October 14th, 2010

    Your photography is beautiful. I can’t take my eyes off the pictures, especially since there is nar in them. I am crazy about the fruit 🙂

  5. 5 - Fig and Cherry on October 15th, 2010

    Can’t wait to give the jam a try! I’ve got some seeds frozen from Autumn (we are now in Spring here in Australia!). I made a pomegranate granita last year – absolutely delicious.

  6. 6 - LimeCake on October 15th, 2010

    the beautiful fuschia of pomegranate is so striking! definitely going to try the frozen yogurt when summer rolls around!

  7. 7 - Laura Bertellotti on October 15th, 2010

    Hello Sweety! We found wandering around the kitchen of your blog! beautiful! really creative and innovative! We hope you’ll give a look at our food blog 🙂 Greetings from Italy

  8. 8 - Cenk on October 15th, 2010

    Connie – Sorry to hear that, but I can totally top that: A handful of blueberries (3 oz) cost 10 USD here.

    Wasfieh, LimeCake – Thank you. Hope you like the frozen yogurt.

    feride – Thank you. I discovered your blog yesterday when I was looking for pomegranate recipes and yes, it became an instant favorite. I’ll be back for more.

    Fig and Cherry – The granita looks wonderful. I’m adding it to the list. Thanks for letting me know.

  9. 9 - Asim Usta on October 15th, 2010

    A very very healthy fruit good for almost anything. Love it.

  10. 10 - Lora on October 15th, 2010

    Yay for pomegranates and oh my word your photos are just as luscious…

  11. 11 - Julie on October 16th, 2010

    Your lead photo of the three pomegranates is so stunning. It looks almost like a painting. And the recipes…inspiring as always.

  12. 12 - feride on October 18th, 2010

    Thank you, Cenk. I’d be glad to see you on my blog.

  13. 13 - carole (bishy57) on October 18th, 2010

    Thank you for sharing, the Ice cream and Sorbet both look delicious, lovely photography also!

  14. 14 - DianasaurDishes on October 19th, 2010

    I LOVE pomegranates. They’re on sale at the local grocery store right now so I bought 4. Already have a few pomegranate recipes on my blog and decided I need at least three more. Will definitely try the jam!

  15. 15 - merve on October 19th, 2010

    How beautiful !

  16. 16 - Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer on October 19th, 2010

    That sorbet and frozen yogurt look so delicious. There has been a huge pomegranate boom near my hometown recently (at least I’m noticing it more now). There are sodas, snack bars, etc. I really want to try that sorbet which really does look amazing.

  17. 17 - stacie on October 20th, 2010

    Im buying pomegranates bulk today and thought I would pass on where Im getting them from: 24# for 18.50 USD… cant wait to make jam!

    Its a food coop where you can get them directly from the farmer and NOT at a grocery store.

  18. 18 - Bbq Dude on October 26th, 2010

    I developed a pomegranate-thyme sorbet using your pomegranate sorbet as the base. Yum. Recipe here.

  19. 19 - Gulden on October 26th, 2010

    It was so hard to find POMs here in the US before and they were so expensive. But in the last couple of years they are abundant in the grocery stores and much more affordable. They even keep little cards by the poms explaining how to peel and clean them:) They are so reasonably priced now that I can try all the recipes above:) Thanks…

  20. 20 - Tracy on October 29th, 2010

    Not a fan of pomegranate but this looks good, i might change my mind=)

  21. 21 - New York Muhtari on October 29th, 2010

    Hey Cenk.

    I just saw the post on Design Sponge.. Congrats!!! seeing two of my favorite websites at once was a great surprise…Love it!

    PS: oh and you look so cute.

  22. 22 - erin on October 29th, 2010

    The pomegranate photos are amazing! The first one almost looks like a painting.

  23. 23 - lonnie on November 13th, 2010

    I happen to have two pomegranate trees that took me two days to pick. Had so many that I gave a lots away and peeled 5 gallons and then I put the seeds in the blender and ended up with three gallons of juice. I found you recipe for jelly and jam but I’d like to make something else with all that juice. Like cookies??? Do you know of any recipes for cookies?

  24. 24 - Cenk on November 24th, 2010

    lonnie – The juice is too bitter to bake anything really. All I can think of are ice cream and drink types of recipes.

  25. 25 - ggaylmer on January 31st, 2011

    Throwing away the peel is a terrible waste when we have to pay around $2 each for a pomegranate in the UK. The peel and pith contain more antioxidants and nutrients than the juice, and pomegranate supplements are usually extracted from the peel. So I decided to experiment with ways of using the peel. I cut it into little pieces and put it in a blender with raisins and whole sesame seeds(roughly equal amounts of each 1:1:1) plus half a teaspoon mixed spice. After a minute or so you have a paste which tastes just like one of those slightly tart healthfood cereal bars. The raisins mask the bitterness of the peel. I eat it with yogurt and it is very good for breakfast. I eat the fresh pomegranate fruit first and then use up the peel this way.

    Best regards,


  26. 26 - Cenk on January 31st, 2011

    Chris – Thanks a lot for your recommendation. I’ve never even tried making use of the peel. Your idea sounds great. Will give it a try in the next season.

  27. 27 - ggaylmer on February 1st, 2011

    Thanks for the reply Cenk

  28. 28 - EileenG on June 29th, 2012

    your food photography is incredibly beautiful

  29. 29 - Treathyl FOX on October 11th, 2012

    I am so excited about finding this gorgeous blog loaded with pomegranate recipes. I just recently published an article titled “Thanksgiving For Pomegranate Blessings” and I recommended this as a link of interest.

  30. 30 - Michelle on November 26th, 2012

    What a pleasure it is to experience this beautiful exotic fruit in my little country, even tho we have no idea how to make use of it.lol. But Thanks to your exciting and passionate recipes there will be a place for pomegranates!!

  31. 31 - Doris on March 21st, 2014

    what beautiful colors, nature is SOOOO ♥ beautiful

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