|The fingers of my two year old son trying to crush the seeds for me.|
Makes about 2 1/2 cups of juice
Remove the arils from the pomegranates by breaking open the fruit with a knife and plucking out the jewel colored "seeds". Place them in a large bowl. Working in three batches, blitz the arils in a food processor for about 10 seconds or until the they have released all their juices. Pour the juice and pulp through a fine mesh sieve and into a large measuring cup or bowl. Repeat with the other two batches. Refrigerate.
What to do with your pomegranate juice:
1. Drink it (duh!). We've been sipping it from little orange juice glasses for breakfast.
2. Turn it into pomegranate syrup. Follow the directions here and make yourself a syrup that you can use to flavor carbonated water to make your own soda or pour in the bottom of a champagne glass for a festive and beautiful holiday drink.
3. Use it with some sugar and vanilla bean to poach pears.
4. Boil the juice down to a "molasses" (you'll have about 1/3 cup after it reduces) and use it to baste meats- think the Thanksgiving turkey, in salad dressings, or even drizzled over ice cream.