Pomegranate Pleasure Jam


Indulge in the ruby red delicacy of Pomegranate Pleasure Jam, a luxurious spread that captures the rich and tangy flavors of fresh pomegranates. This homemade jam is a celebration of the fruit's vibrant taste, offering a perfect blend of tartness and sweetness, ideal for adding an exotic touch to your breakfasts, desserts, or as a unique glaze.

Pomegranate Pleasure Jam

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes (including seeding pomegranates)
  • Cooking Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: About 3 cups
  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon

Nutritional Profile (per tablespoon)

  • Calories: 36 kcal
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Sugar: 8.9 g


  • Fresh pomegranate seeds (arils) (1 kg / 2.2 lbs / 35 oz)
  • Granulated sugar (450g / 1 lb / 16 oz)
  • Water (150ml / 5 oz)
  • Lemon juice (30ml / 2 tbsp / 1 oz)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare Pomegranates: Seed the pomegranates to collect the arils.
  2. Cook the Arils: In a large pot, combine pomegranate arils, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  3. Simmer: Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 35 minutes, or until the mixture thickens.
  4. Add Lemon Juice: Stir in lemon juice and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Test for Doneness: To test, place a small amount of jam on a cold plate. If it thickens, it’s ready.
  6. Jar and Cool: Pour the hot jam into sterilized jars, leaving space at the top. Seal and let cool.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Extracting Juice: For more flavor, you can also extract juice from some of the arils.
  • Balancing Flavors: Adjust the sugar according to the tartness of the pomegranates.
  • Texture: For a smoother jam, blend the mixture before jarring.
  • Storage: Store in a cool, dry place or refrigerate for extended shelf life.


Can I use bottled pomegranate juice?

Fresh arils are recommended for the best flavor, but bottled juice can be used in a pinch.

How long does pomegranate jam last?

Properly stored, it can last up to 1 month in the refrigerator.

Can I make pomegranate jam less sweet?

Yes, but adjust sugar to your taste, keeping in mind it helps in preservation.