Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sassy Sweets: POM Brownies

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My favorite part of the this meal was dessert.  Of course!  Who doesn't love dessert?  But, I thought I did something really interesting (nothing like tooting that horn of mine)!  I made brownies with pomegranate juice.  Inappropriately, John thinks that POM Brownies is a pretty funny play on words.  We topped them with some of my pomegranate ice cream (we froze arils RIGHT in the ice cream for a delicious frozen extra kick!) and a few more arils and of course my pomegranate glaze!  Overall, it was a huge hit.

I have to admit that while these look beautiful, they are so much easier said than done.  In the beginning of the week, just to make sure they would taste okay, I used a boxed brownie mix and substituted the water for POM Wonderful juice.  They worked and became super fudgy, moist, and delicious.  When I made them for the party, I used my favorite brownie recipe, and again, substituted some of the wet ingredients for the juice.  But, in a pinch, the boxed brownie mix was great, too! 

It was the perfect ending to a great meal.  The best part, I had made everything well ahead of time (taking into account the fact that the ice cream needed to freeze).  So, all I did was throw it all together in the kitchen, and voila!  A fabulous dessert for all!

POM Brownies
Serves:  12 (well, less if you're with me!)

4 large eggs
1 cup sugar, sifted
1/2 cup brown sugar, sifted
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup POM Wonderful juice
1 1/4 cups cocoa, sifted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour, sifted

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Beat the eggs in a large bowl until fluffy.  Then, add the sugars and mix until well combined.  Add the butter, POM Wonderful juice, cocoa, and vanilla extract.  Combine well.  Finally, mix in the sifted flour.  Place in a 9x9 greased baking pan.  Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 40 minutes (toothpick should come out clean). 

Feel free to play around too, with the types of POM Wonderful juice flavors.  John and I particularly like the Pomegranate Cherry juice.  I went with straight pomegranate for the brownies for the family, but I can bet we'll be trying POM Cherry Brownies sometime in the near future!

Until the next time my oven is on...


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