Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Cranberry-Pomegranate Sauce and POM Wonderful
I was recently approached by Molly at POM Wonderful. I was so excited to see Molly's email offering me some Pomegranate juice. POM Wonderful is a global brand committed to innovation and wellness. They grow and market pomegranates and pomegranate-based products that have amazing health benefits. A 2005 study published in the American Journal of Cardiology showed improved blood flow to the heart in patients drinking 8oz daily of POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice for 3 months.
Researchers studied a total of 45 patients with coronary heart disease who had reduced blood flow to the heart.Patients drinking POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice experienced a 17% improvement in blood flow, compared to an 18% worsening in patients drinking a placebo. THANK YOU SO MUCH MOLLY FOR YOUR DELICIOUS CONTRIBUTION TO OUR THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION.
I generally drink it or put it in my cocktail, but this time around wanted to make something different with POM. With Thanksgiving around the corner, what can be better than Pomegranate cranberry sauce.
1 1/2 pounds fresh or frozen cranberries (6 cups)
2 cups sugar
1 cup pomegranate juice
2 cups fresh pomegranate seeds
1 Granny Smith apple
1 cup of fresh pineapple
1 cinnamon stick
In a medium saucepan, combine the cranberries with the sugar, chopped apple, cinnamon stick and chopped pineapple and pomegranate juice. Bring to a simmer and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until most of the cranberries have burst, about 10 minutes. Scrape the cranberry sauce into a medium bowl and let stand until cool, about 2 hours. Fold in the pomegranate seeds and serve the sauce chilled or at room temperature.