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Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Clusters

By DrLaPuma 2 weeks agoNo Comments
Home  /  Culinary medicine  /  Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Clusters
ChefMD Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Clusters

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 108 per serving

Ingredients
1 large or 2 medium pomegranates, enough to yield scant
1 cup (8 ounces) pomegranate arils
2/3 cup (4 ounces) organic bittersweet chocolate chips, such as Ghiradelli 60%
¼ teaspoon curry powder (optional)
¼ cup fresh spearmint or peppermint, stemmed and julienned

Preparation
Score the pomegranate and place in a bowl of water. Break it open under water to let the arils sink to the bottom and the membrane float to the top. Pour through a colendar, rinse, and set the pomegranate arils on paper towels to absorb any excess moisture. Melt chocolate chips in a heavy-bottomed small saucepan over low-to-medium heat stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes.** Remove saucepan from the burner. Add pomegranate seeds and stir in curry powder, if desired. Use a fork to scoop out small chocolate-covered clusters, and place each on a wax paper lined plate. Garnish with mint. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm, about 15 minutes.

Substitutions
* 2/3 cup (4 ounces) high quality dark chocolate, chopped fine, may replace the chocolate chips.

Tips
**Or, place the chocolate in a Pyrex measuring cup or small microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high power 1 minute. Stir; continue microwaving 1 minute or until chocolate is completely melted when stirred.

Detailed Nutritional Analysis

  4 Servings
Amount Per Serving
  Calories 108.5
  Total Fat 6.2 g
    Saturated Fat 3.5 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
  Cholesterol 0.0 mg
  Sodium 1.9 mg
  Potassium 105.8 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 15.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    Sugars 12.4 g
  Protein 1.5 g
Categories:
  Culinary medicine, Recipes

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