Pomegranate and apple gelatin desserts
The theme this week at IHCC's was "from the orchard." I wanted to try something different and something light because we've had enough sweets this week, and are a little tired of apples since we've had two bushel baskets to eat through.... so this recipe seemed like a fun, light treat to make.
It was fun to make, and quite tasty. I looked around our little town for some fun molds but I had zero luck in that department. I put it on my list for next time I'm in the city though, because I just love the look they give you. Instead I used a silicone muffin pan, which worked, but it didn't do much justice in the looks department. Mine didn't turn out very pretty because of the molds, but they set fine and tasted great. I've actually found myself thinking of other fresh juices I could be making this from.
Pomegranate and Apple Gelatin treats
Adapted from Apples for Jam by Tessa Kiros
vegetable oil for greasing
2/3 cup pomegranate juice
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar
8 tablespoons water
4 tablespoons powdered pectin
2/3 cup apple juice
Brush your molds with the vegetable oil and then wipe out excess oil with a paper towel.
Put 2/3 cup pomegranate juice, 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice, and 1/4 cup of sugar in a small saucepan.
In another saucepan, put 2/3 cup apple juice, 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1/4 cup of sugar.
Heat both pots until just boiling.
Meanwhile, in two small bowls, get your gelatin working. In each bowl, put 4 tablespoons of cold water and sprinkle in 2 tablespoons of gelatin in each. Let sit until thickened.
When the juices are bubbly, pull them from the heat and add gelatin/water mix to each pot and stir until dissolved.
In your molds put a bit of pomegranate mixture in two of the molds, and a bit of the apple mixture in two others. Put the rest of your juice aside, and put molds in the refrigerator for a couple of hours until set.
Once set, pour the rest of the juice onto the already set jelly (if it's already set in the sauce pans, just heat slightly until it's runny again). Put the pomegranate juice on top of the set apple jelly, and the apple juice on top of the set pomegranate jelly. Put back in the fridge until set.
We had this with some Greek yogurt, but it would be great with whipped cream, ice cream, or just on it's own. I'm sure kids would love this. My kids, well.... they'll eat anything!