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The Pomegranate Recipes You Want And Need Before Their Season Ends

Pomegranates called. They said they love you too.
11/17/2011 01:54pm ET | Updated December 6, 2017

We can't think of a crazier thing to call a pomegranate than a "forbidden fruit." Although it's been speculated that the pomegranate may have been the fruit referenced in the story of the Garden of Eden, we can say for certain that if pomegranates were actually forbidden the world would be a far less delicious place. While Persian cuisine and neighboring food cultures have long embraced the pomegranate's sweet-tart flavor, it's just starting to make a splash in our own home cooking.

If the work of de-seeding a pomegranate is keeping these fruits out of your life you should know: it isn't nearly as hard as it sounds. And yes, you really can do it in three seconds. Just in case you've never cracked open a pomegranate of your own, check out how gorgeous they are on the inside.

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Don't you want that in your life? We thought so. We've got just the recipes to help you make that happen below -- highlighting the incredible versatility of this beautiful fruit. From breakfast to cocktails and dinner to dessert, either pomegranate arils or pomegranate juice make an amazing addition of acidity, sweetness and color.

1
Pomegranate Sesame Chicken With Ginger Rice Pilaf
Half Baked Harvest
2
Delicata Squash Salad With Roasted Potatoes And Pomegranate Seeds
The Year in Food
3
Coconut Waffles With Pomegranate Syrup
Foodie Crush
4
Cranberry-Pomegranate Margarita
My Life as a Mrs.
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5
Cheesy Sweet And Sour Pomegranate Thai Chicken Enchiladas
Half Baked Harvest
6
Pomegranate Jeweled Cheese Ball
How Sweet It Is
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7
Pomegranate Margaritas
How Sweet It Is
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8
Pomegranate Chicken
ChezUs/Food52
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9
Beet, Carrot And Pomegranate Salad
Foodie Crush
10
Pomegranate Glazed Donuts
A Beautiful Mess
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11
Pomegranate Roasted Carrots
James Ransom/Food52
12
Yoghurt with Toasted Buckwheat, Mint, Berry + Pomegranate Salad
Kate Olsson/Food52
13
Pomegranate Vanilla Sangria
How Sweet It Is
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14
Raw Kale Salad With Balsamic And Pomegranate
Running with Tweezers
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15
Honey-Coconut Quinoa With Pomegranate
Eden Kitchen
16
Cocoa Nib And Pomegranate Overnight Oats
Oh My Veggies
17
Sweet Chili Apple-Pomegranate Salsa
Half Baked Harvest
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18
Baby Kale Salad With Pomegranate Seeds And Spicy Candied Pecans
The Endless Meal
19
Thai Peanut Chicken With Sticky Pomegranate Rice
Half Baked Harvest
20
Grilled Eggplant With Pomegranate Seeds, Mint, And Feta
Anna Hezel/Food52
21
Roasted Cranberry Pomegranate Salsa
Half Baked Harvest
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22
Pomegranate Pear Crumble
How Sweet It Is
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23
Spiced Pomegranate and Orange Caramels
James Ransom/Food52
24
Triple Pomegranate Smoothie
James Ransom/Food52
25
Pearled Barley Salad With Apples, Pomegranate Seeds And Pine Nuts
Tina Rupp/Food & Wine
26
Pomegranate, Basil And Queso Fresco Salsa
Life and Food
27
Blackberry, Raspberry And Pomegranate Cheesecake
JoCooks
28
Brussels Sprouts With Pomegranate Seeds
BlueKaleRoad/Food52
29
Grapefruit Pomegranate Champagne Sorbet
Lemon Fire Brigade
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30
Pomegranate Tarts
Piggy's Cooking Journal
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31
Fesenjan Persian Chicken Stew With Walnut And Pomegranate Sauce
Simply Recipes
32
Sparkling Pomegranate Punch
John Kernick/Food & Wine
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33
Roasted Lamb In Herbs And Pomegranate Marinade
Cooking Melangery
34
Pomegranate Panna Cotta
Heather Baird
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35
Pomegranate Gelato
Red Star Lone Star
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36
Chocolate Mousse Cake With Pomegranate
What She's Having
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37
Grapefruit And Pomegranate In White Tea Jelly
Tartelette
38
Pear And Pomegranate Salad
A Couple Cooks
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39
Vegan Rose Water Almond Milk Pudding
May I Have That Recipe?
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40
Pomegranate Meringue Tarts With Spicy Chocolate Ganache
Parsley, Sage and Sweet

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