How to make pomegranate molasses without sugar

Pomegranate molasses is a wonderful condiment that can add a zesty sour flavor to many dishes. It is a thick, dark syrup that is made by boiling and concentrating pomegranate juice.  Sugar is usually used in its preparation as well.

However, here is a pomegranate molasses recipe without sugar; it has the same concentration, texture, and taste as recipes containing sugar. It also has an advantage over the original molasses; namely, you can avoid sugar in your diet.

Pomegranate molasses is widely available in supermarkets, though not always easy to find in every area. If you’re having trouble finding this tasty condiment, don’t worry; I’ll show you how to make your own delicious version from scratch.  This recipe will be healthier, fresher, and all-natural. Plus, it won’t contain sugar, which makes it a great addition to a healthy diet.

In addition to its unique and delicious flavor, and its ability to pair well with a variety of foods, this sauce is also high in nutritional value.

That’s an easy recipe, and It’s simple to make unsweetened pomegranate molasses. All you need is some pomegranate juice. It’s a sugar-free pomegranate molasses and requires no other ingredients.

In this post, I will reveal a tip that you can use to separate pomegranate seeds faster and easier. So, stay with me.

Stretchy Pomegranate Paste

Can you really make pomegranate molasses without sugar?

Pomegranate paste is usually made without sugar. Because pomegranate juice is boiled for several hours and its juice completely evaporates.

The final paste becomes completely thick and stretchy.

What does pomegranate molasses use for?

Pomegranate molasses is a versatile ingredient with many culinary uses. Just add some pomegranate sauce to any new food and see where your creativity takes you. I think these combinations are especially great:

  • To marinate and flavor all kinds of meat and chicken.
  • As a seasoning in a variety of soups
  • A smart alternative to fatty, high-calorie sauces in salad dressings
  • a substitute for tomato sauce to glaze chicken sauce
  • In Persian ghormeh sabzi
  • As a flavoring in fish and seafood
  • As a souring agent in Lavashak, to make its tartness 100 times more delicious. Lavashak, or fruit leather, is a sour and wonderful Persian treat; one look at it, and your mouth waters. It’s easy to make: All you need is some fruit.
    soak the lavashak in some pomegranate paste

You can make a wide range of recipes with pomegranate molasses. check out our Recipe Finder tool, select pomegranate molasses from the pantries, and see what you can cook up with it.


As I said, the process of making pomegranate molasses is quite easy, requiring only 3 steps:

Step 1 – deseeding pomegranates

Step 2 – Juicing pomegranate seeds

Step 3 – Boiling pomegranate juice

How to make pomegranate molasses without sugar?

In most recipes, pomegranate molasses is made with sugar. Sugar adds density to it and accelerates the conversion of the juice into molasses.

However, it is possible to make molasses without sugar, and the result is no different from the sugar-contained method. Further, this alternative version is healthier and less-sugary.

How to make pomegranate molasses without sugar

Author: Alorecipes


  • 2 kg Pomegranate
  • ½ tbsp Salt


  • Separate the top of the pomegranate (pomegranate crown).
    Remove the pomegranate crown
  • Cut each pomegranate into two equal parts
    Cut each pomegranate in half
  • Make a small cut in the middle of each part. Soak pomegranates in cold water for 20 minutes. This will make it easier to remove the seeds.
    Make a small cut-in the middle and soaking them
  • Remove the pomegranates from the water one by one, tap them lightly with the back of a spoon or a kitchen knife to separate the seeds from their membrane. The knife is more effective than the spoon at separating the seeds.
    tap on the back of the pomegranates
  • Juice the pomegranate seeds using a juicer or mixer, then strain the juice and separate the pulp from it. If you are using a mixer, make sure that no pulp or flesh remains in the pomegranate juice. We require a perfectly filtered juice at the end.
    Juice the pomegranate seeds
  • Pour the pomegranate juice into a pot without a lid and place it on medium heat. Turn down the heat when the juice begins to boil. Let it boil for about 60 to 80 minutes. If foam develops, skim it off and discard it; The juice is red at the beginning, but it will gradually take on a darker hue as it boils.
    Pour the pomegranate juice into a pot
  • Molasses should thicken and concentrate as it simmers. Your syrup is ready once 75 percent of the water has evaporated, leaving 1 cup of molasses out of a total of 4 cups of pomegranate juice. If it boils up more than that, it will become hard and thick and will taste bitter and burnt.
    The sign of properly prepared molasses is that when a spoon is inserted into the syrup, it remains coated with a thin layer of syrup when removed. This is also called grenadine molasses.


  • Two kilograms of pomegranate contain approximately 1300 grams of seeds and about two glasses of juice.
  • At the end of the cooking process, when the syrup is thickening, keep a close eye on the pan. Because if it thickens too much, it will scorch quickly and bitter.
  • After juicing pomegranates with a juicer, pour the juice through a strainer. Then squeeze the pulp by hand to extract the remaining juice from them.
    pour the juice through a strainer
    The results are astonishing; It will yield as much juice as a glass of beer. The juice in the left glass has been extracted by this trick.
    remaining juice

Is it sweet or sour-sweet molasses?

Because the recipe uses no sugar, the taste of this molasses depends on the pomegranates you choose. If you use sweet pomegranates, your molasses will have a sour-sweet flavor. If you choose sour pomegranates, your molasses will have a more sour taste.

pomegranate molasses storage

Pomegranate molasses can be stored for a month or more if it is kept in a tightly sealed glass jar in the refrigerator.

Pomegranate Paste


Pomegranate molasses no sugar, is a useful and versatile condiment that can be used as a flavoring to a variety of recipes. Although it is made with sugar in most commercial preparations, unsweetened pomegranate molasses may be made without sugar which makes a great concentration and taste.

It is easy to make at home, as you need only pomegranates juice. Making these healthy recipes at home is a blast for me. I also have posted a recipe for date molasses, which I encourage you to try at home. You can see this recipe in another post called “date molasses recipe“. If kids are tired of plain peanut butter on toast, try some date molasses along with chopped nuts. they’ll love it.

Remember to soak pomegranates in water to make them easier to deseed.

As a closing note, I will give you my piece of advice. The next time you cook chicken, I strongly urge you to cook it with pomegranate molasses. The sourness of the pomegranate sauce is sure to enliven the chicken lying beneath it, giving it a dainty exquisite flavor.

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