Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Homemade Grenadine

No high-fructose corn syrup in this one. SOLD.

Grenadine is a syrup flavored with pomegranates. It may or may not contain alcohol. You can easily make your own non-alcoholic grenadine syrup at home with this recipe.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

* 2-1/4 pounds pomegranates
* 1 pint water
* Sugar, see instructions
* Red food coloring, optional

Separate the pomegranate seeds from the membranes and skin. In a heavy saucepan, cover pomegranate seeds with 1 pint of water and simmer, stirring until juice sacs release their juice, about 5 minutes. Pour through a cheesecloth-layered sieve into a bowl, pressing the juice from the seeds. Discard seeds.

Measure the strained pomegranate juice and add an equal amount of sugar. Pour into saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Add food coloring, if using. Pour into a decorative stoppered bottle.

Use grenadine syrup in children's drinks like Shirley Temple or Roy Rogers, in mocktails, desserts, marinades, and other general recipes.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin
Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin