Monday, June 07, 2010

Pomegranate "Jell-O"

The lovely people at POM Wonderful sent me more pomegranate juice to play with. I had several ideas for its use, but a friend of mine from work mentioned that she might like to taste it in "Jell-O" form. Given that she tends to be averse to any food item that has nutritive value (she primarily subsists on things like pizza rolls and questions me at length about any foods I try to feed her as to whether or not they're "healthy"), I couldn't resist the chance to feed her something that she knows is healthy for her but wants to try anyway. So, "Jell-O" it is. Because pomegranate juice is often tart-sweet, I sweetened this up a touch. Hope you enjoy!

24 ounces pomegranate juice
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup cold water
2-4 packets Knox gelatin (2 if you like it loose, 4 if you like it really stiff)

Sprinkle gelatin over the cold water and let it sit for 5 minutes or so (this is called blooming the gelatin). Combine juice and sugar in a saucepan and heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Bring the mixture to a boil (or close to a boil; your choice), then stir in gelatin until well-integrated. Pour into 4 cups or little bowls. Chill until firm. Serves 4.

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