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FALL, halloween, cool weather and the second week of November!   To me this signals, among other things, it's pomegranate jelly time!  I have a very prolific pomegranate tree that usually gives me tons of fruit, which can be processed into juice and or jelly.  There are other uses, of course, but I stick to these two primarily.

Step 1: Gather Supplies

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Supplies needed
1.  Canning jars for jelly with new lids
2.  Sugar
3.  Pectin
4.  Large pan to cook jelly in
5.  One lemon (for a little juice)
6.  Pomegranate juice

 
johnny3h4 years ago
Ah-ha.  I notice the pattern of your "Squirrel Protector" in the face of the 2nd image in step 2; which brings to mind some questions:

-Is your screening made of metal or plastic?
-Did you miscalculate the sizing which resulted in the "tight fit" which caused the pattern embossing with fruit growth, or do you plan it that way?
-With the tight contact does that not encourage the Squirrels to "nibble" at the contact points?
Creativeman (author)  johnny3h4 years ago
Metal, didn't miscalculate, probably made it a little tight, and no, the protectors work 100% in keeping the squirrels at bay....thanks for asking.
anres3214 years ago
Delicious !!
in Belgium it is called 'GranaatAppel'
that means 'Grenade Apple' XD
sunshiine4 years ago
Nice ible! I have a pomegranate tree that blooms but does not produce. I am buying one that will and will refer to this link! thanks for posting.
Creativeman (author)  sunshiine4 years ago
You are welcome, long named lady! Good luck and I like your coffee filter flowers!
 Hey Creativeman, Thanks soo much for making this instructable! I just love to eat pomegranates, but I don't know if I could grow them in the region that I'm living in now. Just wondering, where do pomegranates grow and how would I plant them if I could? BTW, I live on Guam.
Creativeman (author)  MrL33TPenguin5 years ago
You're welcome. Not sure about Guam, they like hot, dry, middle eastern-like climate....check with local nurseryman or extension agent. Cman
hot and dry? where do you live, your grass seems awfully green to be in a hot and dry area
 Ok then, Thanks. Here it is all humid and hot, but we don't have dry heat here. Thanks anyways Cman.
kissiltur5 years ago
I wonder if a centrifuge would help to separate the sediment? Even swinging a jar around your head on a string might speed things up a bit.
if you're in a rush just use a syphon wand and tubing, can be obtained quite easily, and form brewing shops. I don't think it's quite necessary to swing the jar around your head.
I was just thinking of making the sediment settle faster and more tightly. I mean, if we're talking about brew shops then you could get some floculant to clump the particles together.
Creativeman (author)  kissiltur5 years ago
What's the hurry? Cman
not in a hurry so much as wanting to compress the sediment more to recover more juice.
ChrysN5 years ago
Great instructable, I always wondered how you could extract the juice from a pomegranate.  I am also jealous that you have your own tree.
Creativeman (author)  ChrysN5 years ago
Thanks ChrysN. The tree is a real treasure, for sure. Cman
NoFiller5 years ago
So how many pomegranates are we talking about here? I'd really like to try this but pomegranates are not too cheap up here in Canada.
Creativeman (author)  NoFiller5 years ago
I think about 4-5 medium, 3-4 really large ones....you can dilute the juice with apple juice if you come up a little short.  Good luck. Cman
Ninzerbean5 years ago
You are so lucky to have a pomegranate tree! I adore pomegranates. I use the Nigela Lawson way to get the seeds out. Cut pom in half - doesn't matter which way, hold cut side face down on your left palm in a sink over a bowl, smack the back of the pom with a big wooden spoon - hard. Do this until all the seeds drop out into your hand while you open your fingers to let the seeds fall through to the bowl below. It takes about 10 seconds and you are done. I am assuming one is right handed and is smacking with that hand. This is a great ible!
Wow!! thanks Nizerbean.  I have never understood how to eat a pomegranate.
This method works perfectly on slightly older poms, the only broken seeds you will have are the ones you cut through when you cut the pom in half. Move your big wooden spoon around to the areas that still have seeds until they all fall out. It is dramatic to do at dinner parties - I serve mine with goat's milk yogurt for a no fail unforgettable desert that people plead for seconds of.
Creativeman (author)  Ninzerbean5 years ago
Hey Ninzerbean:  I couldn't resist, had to try your method, seemed simple enough.  So like Ronnie said: "Trust but verify".  I added a step eleven, I guess that makes us collaborators, eh?  Cman
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Oh wow! That is so great - I am glad to have helped, you will be eating more poms than ever now and making more jelly faster. That's quite the wooden spoon you've got there Cman. 
Creativeman (author)  Ninzerbean5 years ago
I consider myself blessed, in many ways!  Thanks NB...I could have gone another 100 yrs and not figured that method out....I will try it and see what happens..Cman
kfr1sby5 years ago
How old is your tree? I'm wondering if I could plant one, and have fruit in my lifetime lol.
Creativeman (author)  kfr1sby5 years ago
Upwards of 50 years, but young trees will produce in a few years. Cman
mdeblasi15 years ago
Where does one have to live to have a pomegranate tree?  I'm thinking USDA agricultural zone 6 is not the place.
Marya
Creativeman (author)  mdeblasi15 years ago
Think hot, dry...they originated in the Middle East. Cman
Sunbanks5 years ago
I am sooo jealous that you have a pomegranate tree! 
Mmm, i love pomegranates. I can sit there and eat those seeds all day.