Monday, October 12, 2009

Pomegranate Salad

A yummy Leavitt Family tradition. Every year we serve this for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's the perfect fall/holiday salad - a fierce competitor to the traditional fruit salad.

Pomegranate Salad
3-4 large pomegranates, seeded
3/4 cup toasted pecan chips
4-5 apples, diced
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
4 Tbs powdered sugar

To seed a pomegranate, cut off the top and bottom, score the pomegranate in quarters. Over a bowl full of cold water, break apart and take the seeds out. The water will separate the seeds from the flesh. Grocery stores will usually have containers of pomegranate seeds if you don't want to seed them yourself.

Combine pomegranate seeds, pecans and apples in a large bowl. Whip the heavy cream and powdered sugar until soft peaks form. Add to pomegranate mixture. Serve immediately.


jessjordan said...

Very interesting ... The idea of scoring a pomegranate has always intimidated me, to the point that I haven't had one in YEARS. Perhaps I'll see if any of my grocerers have done the hard part for me ...

Tolly and Lennon said...

I like this because I've never made anything with pomegranate. Thanks!!

Panooch said...

This looks so yummy! The very best way to get the seeds from a pomegranate is to do everything under water. Fill your sink or fill a large bowl with water and cut the pomegranate in half while it is submerged. Then with your hands work out all of the seeds, you will avoid any stains and the white stuff will float to the top and the seeds will sink.

Jordan said...

love this!

I do a version without the cream and add lime juice then top with toasted unsweetened coconut. D-vine.

Eva Gallant said...

Wow....Makes me want to try it!

Vanessa said...

oh my I am making this this week

-vanessa from