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Pom Crazy

November 14, 2011

I love pomegranates. 

Like, really love them. 

Like, squeal loudly in the grocery store when they appear in the produce bins love them.

Pomegranate season is short but sweet, so when I spotted one of the first batches of POMs at our local Fresh Market, I snatched one up.  POM Wonderful pomegranates can be a little pricier than some of the others, but I always look for the POM sticker—they seem to be so much bigger, juicier, and brighter than the other pomegranates. 

This afternoon, eager to put my new fruit to use, I got started:




and then debated what to make with the arils.  I found a recipe for apple cranberry chutney and thought, “Hmmmm…why not POM?!”

Why not indeed.  This recipe is super simple, and could not be tastier:

Apple Pomegranate Chutney


1 cup pomegranate arils

2 large apples, peeled and cubed

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup orange juice

1 tsp. minced ginger

1/4 tsp. cloves

1 tsp. cinnamon


Place all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil.  Boil for 2-3 minutes, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.  Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes uncovered, until liquid is nearly evaporated.

Chutney time:



Mmmmm…this chutney was delicious.  Though, I think the best part might have been the cooking process itself—it made our house smell SO good!!!

We served ours on ciabatta rolls with goat cheese:


…but I could see it being equally delicious on ice cream…or served as crostini…or just eaten with a spoon! 

Make this, and I promise your entire house will smell better than any candle.  Plus, I mean…you can’t eat candles, right? 😉

23 Comments leave one →
  1. November 14, 2011 12:54 am

    LOVE poms!!!! This looks soooo good girl! Love the pairing with apple! =)

  2. November 14, 2011 2:07 am

    You know I never buy poms. I don’t know why. This sounds amazing! I think I need to change my ways!

  3. greensandjeans permalink
    November 14, 2011 2:08 am

    I freaking love poms, but I hate the work it takes to eat them!

  4. November 14, 2011 2:43 am

    Mmm… looks gorgeous! I bet our house smells great!

  5. November 14, 2011 3:24 am

    I love pomegranates but I never buy them b/c I’m too lazy to do the work getting the arils out! That chutney looks delicious though, I might make an exception 😉

    • November 14, 2011 3:47 am

      They ARE a lot of trouble– but it’s worth it!! And if you can get a big pom, the fruit can last you a pretty long time!

  6. November 14, 2011 5:11 am

    love the chutney! i just made a chutney this weekend; recipe to follow this week.

    but mine was easy. yours involves peeling a pomegranate and all those arils. Better you than me 🙂

    • November 14, 2011 1:54 pm

      Haha…I don’t mind the work, because they’re SO tasty 🙂

  7. November 14, 2011 6:04 am

    I have actually never bought a pomegranate before. I guess I should because your chutney sounds and looks amazing!

  8. November 14, 2011 10:42 am

    Pomegranates make me swoon…and chutney too! what a perfect combination

  9. November 14, 2011 10:57 am

    Congrats!!! I wish I lived closer to babysit.

  10. November 14, 2011 1:38 pm

    I’ve never had poms actually. They look a little intimidating, but so pretty at the same time. The dish sounds fantastic.

    • November 14, 2011 1:47 pm

      Ah, you shouldn’t be intimidated!! They’re SO good!

  11. November 14, 2011 2:25 pm

    I am so intimdated by poms. I don’t even know how to break one open.

  12. November 14, 2011 6:08 pm

    I love pomegranates for their photogenic quality! Which you obviously took advantage of… your pictures are so pretty!

    • November 14, 2011 8:34 pm

      That’s a major compliment coming from you– your pictures rock!

  13. November 14, 2011 9:28 pm

    Love poms too and this looks wonderful! Beautiful pics!

  14. November 15, 2011 11:33 am

    This sounds GREAT! And I love the idea of serving it with bread and goat cheese. I love goat cheese, but Nick hates it. The other day I bought a cheese ball to serve as an appetizer and it was mainly goat cheese, but I didn’t tell him. He LOVED it, so…maybe I’ll try that again 🙂
    Yeah for POM!

  15. Melissa permalink
    November 23, 2011 2:45 am

    I was searching for a pomegranate chutney recipe to serve with brie en croute for Thanksgiving. I made this tonight because I had all the ingredients in the house and didn’t have to make another trip to the grocery store! I’m glad I did because it turned out wonderfully!! And your right, my house smells delicious! Thank you so much for posting this. Your blog is wonderful!

    • November 23, 2011 2:49 am

      Thanks Melissa! Glad you liked the chutney!


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