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    Pomegranate Jellies

    These beautiful jellies, made with ruby pomegranate juice, are so simple to assemble. Decorate with pomegranate seeds for a magical ending to this midsummer meal.es

    • Preparation time: 30 minutes, plus cooling and overnight setting
    • Cooking time: 5 minutes
    • Total time: 35 minutes, plus cooling and overnight setting

    Serves: 8


    • 6 large pomegranates
    • 12 sheets Costa Quick Dissolving Fine Leaf Gelatine, broken into pieces
    • Juice of 1 lime, strained
    • 50g caster sugar
    • 3 tbsp Phillips of Bristol Old English Grenadine Alcoholic Cordial
    • 284ml pot double cream


    1. Cut the pomegranates in half. Reserving 1 half for decorating the jellies later, empty the remaining seeds into a food processor. Blend in batches to extract the juice. Place a sieve over a large bowl and pour in the blended seeds, pressing the pulp down with the back of a spoon to extract all the juices. Pour the juice into a measuring jug - there should be 750-800ml liquid - then add enough water to make it up to 1 litre.
    2. Place the gelatine in a bowl and pour 150ml of the pomegranate juice mixture over. Leave to soak for 5 minutes. Pour the remaining juice into a medium-sized pan and stir in the lime juice and sugar. Stir over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the soaked gelatine with its liquid, and the grenadine cordial. Stir until the gelatine has dissolved.
    3. Cool, then pour the mixture into a jug and divide the liquid between 8 shallow glasses or Champagne flutes. Chill in the fridge overnight to set.
    4. Just before serving, whip the cream to form soft peaks. Top each jelly with a spoon of the cream. Remove the seeds from the reserved pomegranate half and scatter over the tops of the jellies. Serve immediately.

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    Cook's tips

    These jellies can be made 2-3 days in advance and finished with the cream and pomegranate seeds just before serving. To remove their seeds, halve the pomegranates, press down on a chopping board to split the sides, then bash the skins with a rolling pin. The seeds should fall out. Alternatively, run your thumb up under the seeds to loosen them. Pomegranate juice can stain so wear an apron and protect kitchen surfaces.


    Use a 1 litre carton Pomegreat Pomegranate Juice (undiluted) to make the jellies, starting at Step 2. Decorate with fresh pomegranate seeds.


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