Spiced Pomegranate Jelly


  • 700ml pomegranate juice
  • 4 strips of orange peel
  • 2 strips of lemon peel
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 60ml castor sugar
  • 12 leaves of gelatine or 25ml powder
  • Mandarin segments
  • Pomegranate rubies


  1. Pour the pomegranate juice into a saucepan and add the peel, cardamom and sugar.
  2. Just before the mixture boils, remove from the heat and set aside to infuse for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain to remove peel and spices.
  4. Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water until softened.
  5. Squeeze out the excess water and add to the warm pomegranate juice. Stir well to dissolve. 
  6. Pour mixture into moulds or serving glasses and set in the fridge.
  7. Serve with mandarin wedges and pomegranate rubies.