Spiced Pomegranate Syrup


This sweet and spicy wine reduction is amazing over baked or grilled fruit, adds a rich tang to sweet vanilla ice cream or jazzes up waffles for brunch. Will impress your dinner party guests with a simple, yet gourmet style sauce.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
1 cup syrup


  • ¾ cup pomegranate juice

  • ¾ cup Shiraz or other dry red wine

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • teaspoon ground cloves

  • teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar, divided


  1. Combine the pomegranate juice, wine, and lemon juice in a bowl. Whisk in the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Crumble in half of the brown sugar and whisk mixture until sugar dissolves.

  2. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat and swirl to coat the pan. Immediately pour in the juice/spice mixture and increase the heat to high. Bring mixture to a boil while whisking to prevent scorching. Reduce heat to medium and, while stirring, add the remaining brown sugar a little at a time. Cook and stir until mixture thickens to a syrupy consistency or when it can coat the back of a spoon.

  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly and continue to cool, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir and serve.


For baked fruit, you can make a marinade from the pomegranate and lemon juices, wine and the spices. Remove the fruit from the marinade and bake according to your recipe. Save the marinade to make the syrup to pour over the fruit when it comes out of the oven.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

135 Calories
2g Fat
25g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 135
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 21mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 72mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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