Six Ways to Eat Pomegranates All Day Long

by Amy Feiereisel on February 14, 2014

in Desserts, Featured, Fruit

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When I think of the Valentine’s Days of my youth, I think paper hearts, doilies, chocolates, and those mandatory cards one had to send to one’s classmates as a child. I think sweet milk chocolate and strawberries, and bins of stuffed teddy bears. Nowadays, very different images come to mind. Slinky dresses, beautiful bouquets of posies, and truly magnificent meals-out are at the forefront. After all, isn’t Valentine’s Day just an excellent excuse to go have a multi-course, aphrodisiac-laden dinner, topped off with a decadent dessert? Maybe it’s just me. Holidays are always about the food in my world.

This Valentine’s Day, I’d like to turn everyone’s attention to a certain fruit that just screams love and pleasure to me – the pomegranate. The deep, ruby-red color, the tricky exterior and piquant interior, the mix of sweet and tart and juicy…this is a complicated, beautiful, ultimately-worth-it fruit. And it’s not just me that thinks so; from around the blogosphere I’m happy to present a plethora of ways to enjoy the pomegranate, from morning to late, late night.

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1. Dutch Babies. Absolutely anyone would be happy to wake up to this cloud-like confection, topped with fresh heavy cream, apples, persimmons, and pomegranate seeds. {from Kinfolk}

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2. Gingerbread Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting. We’ve fallen head over heels for these breakfast and brunch ready cakes. The spicy, comforting gingerbread gets an unexpected (but entirely welcoming) zing from a Pomegranate Caramel. {from Blogging Over Thyme}

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3. Sweet-and-Sticky Pomegranate Chicken. It would be easy to limit the pomegranate experience to sweets, but then you’d miss out on the joy of contrasting tartness with saltiness!  This chicken is messy, and a little more involved, and utterly worth the effort. {from How Sweet Eats}

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4. Pomegranate Kale Salad. Perfect winter lunch? Perfect winter lunch. Pomegranate seeds star in this healthy, crunchy, refreshing salad, that’s sure to chase away any winter blues. Kale, wild rice, walnuts, and feta? Yes PLEASE. {from Pinch of Yum}

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5. Pomegranate Sorbet. Oh sorbet. How fluffy and flavorful and wonderful you are. I’m a huge fan of Lemon Sorbet, mostly because tart and sweet is my favorite combination, so this Pomegranate Sorbet (with a surprise ginger kick!) absolutely blew me away. {from Blogging Over Thyme}

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6. Chocolate Pomegrante Tart. Oh, oh…OH. Cream, dark chocolate, almonds, and that seductive flavor only Pomegranate seeds can provide. Make this for your significant other. Make this for your best friend. Make this for yourself. {from Pastry Affair}

Photos courtesy of Kelsey & Shaun, Laura, Jessica, Lindsay, and the Pastry Affair.

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Amy Feiereisel

Blog Coordinator at Eat Boutique
Amy Feiereisel is a young, foolish, and tastebud-driven college student nursing an almost unhealthy obsession with the epicurean. Originally from Texas, she currently resides in gorgeous upstate New York for school, where she discovered her passion for all things food and farming. You can find her digging in the dirt, with her nose buried in a book, or dreamily painting away in her free time. She writes about life’s adventures over at Amy + Fire.


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  • dawn

    Amy, these look amazing. I’m not sure which to make first. I think I’ll mix the pomegranate caramel sauce in with the marshmallow frosting and and use for whoopee pies.

    • Amy

      Oh my goodness, you MUST send over a photo of that!

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