Although pomegranates are difficult to deseed (check out the article below to find out how to deseed them quickly and efficiently), the effort is definitely worth the reward. Pomegranates are tangy, tart, sweet, and super juicy!
Pomegranates are tangy, tart, sweet, and super juicy!
Pomegranates are a natural superfood! They are high in fiber, antioxidants, folic acid, fiber, and potassium.
Pomegranates are in season during fall and early winter. Look for pomegranates that are round, plump, and heavy for their size. Avoid ones that have bruising, cuts, or discoloration on the rind.
Check out our collection of sweet and savory pomegranate recipes below!
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Sweet and Savory Baked Brie
Pomegranate stars in this recipe as a wonderful twist on traditional baked brie. You kids are sure to love this pomegranate recipe!
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Get the recipe here for Sweet and Savory Baked Brie
Introduce your kids to the nutritious pomegranate by serving these beautiful pancakes that are a spin on traditional blueberry pancakes. This quick and easy breakfast is sure to delight your entire family!
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Get the recipe here for Pomegranate Pancakes
Pomegranate Coconut Water Popsicles
Instead of giving your children traditional popsicles, which are high in sugar and contain high fructose corn syrup, make them these easy pomegranate popsicles that require only two ingredients. Not only are they refreshing but also healthy!
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Get the recipe here for Pomegranate Coconut Water Popsicles
Cranberry Pomegranate Energy Balls
These energy balls are super toddler-friendly as they are the perfect size for little hands to hold. Plus, they’re made with fresh pomegranate and flax seeds, making this pomegranate recipe a great snack!
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Get the recipe here for Cranberry Pomegranate Energy Balls
Avocado Pomegranate Grilled Cheese
This grilled cheese packed with pomegranate and avocado is everything a grilled cheese is supposed to be: gooey on the inside, crunchy on the outside, buttery, and satisfying. The addition of fruit and veggies makes this a wonderful recipe to whip up when your kids ask for grilled cheese!
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Get the recipe here for Avocado Pomegranate Grilled Cheese
Pomegranate Orange Bread
This quick bread tastes like fall, especially because pomegranate is an ingredient. You can even use whole wheat flour or make kid-friendly muffins instead of bread. Yum!
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Get the recipe here for Pomegranate Orange Bread
Frozen Greek Yogurt Pomegranate Bites
These pomegranate frozen yogurt cubes make a tasty after school snack or a light dessert that’s both delicious and nutritious! Plus, with only three ingredients, this pomegranate recipe is super simple to make!
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Get the recipe here for Frozen Greek Yogurt Pomegranate Bites
Pomegranate Coconut Mousse
In this light mousse, pomegranate lends a beautiful tart flavor that is nicely balanced with the creaminess from the coconut and the natural sweetness of the honey, making this a must-try pomegranate dessert!
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Get the recipe here for Pomegranate Coconut Mousse
Lemon Pomegranate Cupcakes
The pomegranate frosting on these cupcakes makes them light and refreshing. The secret to making the frosting taste exactly like pomegranate is pomegranate juice!
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Get the recipe here for Lemon Pomegranate Cupcakes
This smoothie combines the tart flavor of pomegranate with strawberries and fresh lemon juice, which makes this pomegranate recipe not only easy but absolutely healthy! Serve at breakfast or snack time to replace store-bought fruit juices.
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Get the recipe here for Skinny Shake
Sweet and Sticky Pomegranate Chicken
This pomegranate recipe looks really impressive and complicated, but it’s actually super easy to make and only takes 30 minutes! Plus, it’s a one-pot meal (aka less dishes to wash). AND your kids are guaranteed to love this juicy chicken that secretly has fruit in it!
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Get the recipe here for Sweet & Sticky Pomegranate Chicken
Spiced Pear and Pomegranate Crostini
These crostinis feature both pomegranate and pear with a hint of cinnamon for the most amazing fall or winter snack or breakfast dish! They’re also really easy to make!
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Get the recipe here for Spiced Pear and Pomegranate Crostini
Orange Pomegranate Scones
These scones featuring pomegranate are finger-licking good and super easy to make! Let your kids help in the kitchen with this recipe by letting them make these themselves (with parental supervision, of course).
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Get the recipe here for Orange Pomegranate Scones
Pomegranate Flavored Ice Cubes
This pomegranate recipe is another great way to introduce your kids to pomegranate. Just whip up these bad boys, pop them in their water, and let them get a taste of pomegranate!
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Get the recipe here for Pomegranate Flavored Ice Cubes
Pomegranate Salad with Quinoa
Make this light pomegranate salad as a quick lunch or side dish! It’s tart and got a little bit of bite. Plus, quinoa is a really healthy grain that’s a great alternative to rice.
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Get the recipe here for Pomegranate Salad with Quinoa
Pomegranate Braised Short Ribs
Here’s a fun way to get pomegranate on the table at dinner time! Pomegranate juice is used to braise short ribs, making them more flavorful and really juicy. Then, pomegranate seeds are put on top for extra tang. You can even braise these ribs a day ahead and simply reheat when you need them.
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Get the recipe here for Pomegranate Braised Short Ribs
Superfood Chocolate Pomegranate Muffins
These beautiful muffins have smooth chocolate and juicy pomegranate in each bite. They make a great dessert or snack, so offer them when the kids ask for something sweet! Plus, there’s hidden veggies in these muffins: the recipe calls for either pumpkin or sweet potato puree.
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Get the recipe here for Superfood Chocolate Pomegranate Muffins
Honey Maple Roasted Carrots
Plain old, boring carrots are transformed into a sweet and scrumptious side dish thanks to caramelization. Pomegranate seeds make this easy dish look gorgeous and add a nice tanginess to the sweetness. Yummy!
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Get the recipe here for Honey Maple Roasted Carrots
Pomegranate juice is one of the best ways to take advantage of all the antioxidants that pomegranates contain. Try making your own instead of buying it at the grocery store. Kids are sure to love this refreshing juice with a sprinkle of sugar on top!
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Get the instructions here for Pomegranate Juice
Homemade Chocolate Pom Poms
This kid-friendly recipe is really easy to make using an ice cube tray! Let your kids help make these amazing pomegranate candies that don’t contain corn syrup and refined sugars like store-bought candy.
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Get the recipe here for Homemade Chocolate Pom Poms
Pomegranate, Pear and Avocado Salad
This festive green and red salad is packed with healthy veggies and fruits, including antioxidant-rich pomegranate seeds. Because it takes only minutes to make, this is the perfect side dish to make on a weeknight!
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Get the recipe here for Pomegranate, Pear and Avocado Salad
White Chocolate Pomegranate Cookies
These pomegranate cookies are wonderful for fall. I can just smell the cookies as they’re coming out of the oven, piping hot and ooey-gooey…. You definitely have to make these for your kids!
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Get the recipe here for White Chocolate Pomegranate Cookies
Raw Chocolate Pomegranate Protein Bars
Eating raw is one of the best ways to get all those good-for-you antioxidants and vitamins into your system without unnecessary and man-made additives present in a lot of store-bought food. Try out these raw pomegranate and chocolate bars that will naturally boost energy and hopefully open your mind to eating raw!
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Get the recipe here for Raw Chocolate Pomegranate Protein Bars
Easy Pomegranate Jelly
Have leftover pomegranate juice? Make this deliciously easy and simple pomegranate jelly! Serve at breakfast time and use instead of store-bought jams and jellies. You can also get creative and try different flavor combinations like pomegranate-raspberry and pomegranate-lemon!
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Get the recipe here for Easy Pomegranate Jelly
Mini Chocolate Pomegranate Bundt Cakes
Pomegranate juice lends a nice fruity undertone to the chocolate cake, and the pomegranate icing beautifully balances out the sweetness from the chocolate cake. Don’t have any mini Bundt cake pans? No problem! Simply make this is whatever pan you have and adjust the baking time.
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Get the recipe here for Mini Chocolate Pomegranate Bundt Cakes
Greek Yogurt Cheesecake with Pomegranate Syrup
This pomegranate and Greek yogurt cheesecakes makes a wonderfully light yet satisfying dessert for any holiday meal. It’s a great alternative to traditional cheesecake or holiday desserts because of the Greek yogurt used in the filling!
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Get the recipe here for Greek Yogurt Cheesecake with Pomegranate Syrup
Chocolate Covered Pomegranate
These delectable little candies are surprisingly juicy, much like chocolate covered cherries. These are better because the pomegranate seeds are fresh and because you made them yourself!
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Get the recipe here for Chocolate Covered Pomegranate
Lemon Cookie Bars with Pomegranate Seeds
This spin on lemon cookie bars adds cream cheese frosting and pomegranate seeds on top for an irresistible flavor combination. Your entire family is bound to love these cute little treats!
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Get the recipe here for Lemon Cookie Bars with Pomegranate Seeds
How to Deseed a Pomegranate
Having trouble getting those seeds out your pomegranate? Check out the videos below to learn how!
Water Bowl Method
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