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Homemade Pomegranate Molasses

Homemade Pomegranate Molasses

April 12th, 2013  | Category: Fruit, Preserving, Turkish Cuisine, Vegetarian


Pomegranate molasses, which is made by reducing freshly-squeezed pomegranate juice into a thick, sour and sticky syrup, isn't really molasses. It is simply reduced pomegranate juice. And if you're adding sugar, you can even call it an extremely sour pomegranate jam. Pomegranate jam - one that is prepared by just pomegranate juice and sugar - doesn't thicken that much, so you may as well call it a ...

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Pomegranate Recipes

Pomegranate Recipes

October 14th, 2010  | Category: Fruit


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 ...

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Pomegranate Sorbet Recipe

Pomegranate Sorbet Recipe

January 14th, 2009  | Category: Ice Cream & Sorbet


A quart of this pomegranate sorbet will set you back $12 in San Francisco, $22 ($15 on sale) in New York & Houston, £15 in Scotland, €10 in Tuscany and $35 in Iowa, but a pint of Ben&Jerry's costs almost 13$ here in Istanbul, so I guess we're even. Seriously, if you happen to come across pomegranates on sale, or if you're lucky to have a pomegranate tree ...

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Pomegranate Jam

Pomegranate Jam

November 25th, 2008  | Category: Fruit, Preserving


You really didn't think I was done with pomegranates, did you? I am amazed to hear how scarce this amazing fruit is in other parts of the world. A Turkish reader living in Germany said a pomegranate costs 2 Euros there!!! I am so lucky to be living in a city abundant with pomegranates. Did you know that pomegranates have more antioxidant power than cranberry juice or ...

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Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt

Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt

November 07th, 2008  | Category: Ice Cream & Sorbet


End of summer means no more deliveries of fresh vegetables and fruits from my dad's garden. It is sad to wake up on a Monday morning and not look forward to a surprise. Right after the weekend they closed our summerhouse for the season, my dad brought a crate full of tiny pomegranates, each the size of a large lemon. Underneath their bright yellow/pink skin were the sweetest ...

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