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traditional middle eastern pomegranate syrup in a mason jar
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Pomegranate Molasses {Syrian Dibs Ir-im-man

Pomegranate Molasses is a staple in many Middle Eastern dishes. It's typically added to sauces for a hint of sweetness and thickness. It's simple to make and a large batch will last a very long time.
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: international cooking, Syrian dishes
Servings: 40
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Kristina


  • 10 cups lemon juice
  • 5 lbs sugar
  • cups pomegranate juice


  • Bring all ingredients to a boil in a large pot. Simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally until a thick dark liquid is formed.
  • Use as directed in Syrian recipes. Store in a sealed airtight container indefinitely.


This amount of pomegranate molasses will last about 1 year if you do a lot of Syrian cooking. If not using pomegranate molasses regularly, cut it down keeping ingredients proportionate. 


Serving: 4oz | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 62g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg