Breakfast & Brunch, Condiments, Desserts

Pomegranate Jelly

January 1, 2014

I really wanted to get this recipe up before the holidays, but time got away from me. I grew up with two giant pomegranate trees in my yard. Is that what they are? Trees? Or are they considered bushes? I could never really tell. Anyway, every year we would help my grandma and grandpa make giant batches of pomegranate jelly!

It was the BEST treat in the entire world. We looked forward to all of the hard work… Mainly because we knew that in the end we would take home a massive amount of the sweet jelly and enjoy it until the next season when we would stock up again. Unfortunately, the recipe was lost and I have been trying my hardest to duplicate my grandma’s magic.


pomegranate jelly

Pomegranate Jelly


  • 7 cups of pure pomegranate juice
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 1 package pectin


  1. Bring the juice and the pectin to a rapid boil on the stove. Stir in the sugar and cook for an additional two minutes, or until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Place in freezer jars, or seal in canning jars.

pomegranate jelly fruit

If you are super ambitious you can use real pomegranates to get the juice… OR you can use PomWonderful to cheat… (shhhhhh Don’t tell anyone!) Normally I like to use the real deal, but every now and then I’ll use the store bought stuff.

pomegranate jelly recipe

This recipe doesn’t taste like the one I grew up with, but it’s delicious all the same. I’ll consider this attempt number one on my journey, and won’t be giving up until I get that same flavor I tasted when I was little! Which may be harder than I think.

I almost forgot! Happy 2014!! Hopefully you all had a great and fun night that was full of great memories! 2014 is looking like a great year for One Sweet Appetite!

Comments (8)

  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty Reply

    January 1, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Your pictures are so pretty!! I’d love to taste this :)

  • Aimee @like mother like daughter Reply

    January 1, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    this looks beautiful and delicious. i love the taste of pomegranates, but hate the pain of taking them out of the shell… now do you know a trick on how to juice the seeds?

    • Jesseca Reply

      January 1, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      plastic gloves and a lot of cheese cloth. Not my favorite at all. I think last time we used a blender followed by the cheese cloth.

  • Ashlee Reply

    January 2, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Mmmmmm love pomeggranate’s!!! I want some!

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  • Rebekah Reply

    January 14, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    If you use the PomWonderful, do you still add the sugar?

    • Jesseca Reply

      January 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      Yes. PomWonderful is 100% pure juice but you can adjust the amount of sugar if you prefer.

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