Simple syrup is dressed up with the addition of pomegranate juice, orange peel strips, and a cinnamon stick. The preparation is as easy and straightforward as a classic simple syrup. You'll start by stirring together sugar, water, and pomegranate juice. Add the orange peel and cinnamon stick before bringing the mixture to a simmer in a small saucepan. Let it cook for about 15 minutes. The mixture should become syrupy. You'll want to allow plenty of time for the syrup to cool completely—probably around 30 minutes. Discard the orange peel strips and the cinnamon stick before using in delicious Yogurt Pound Cake. Yogurt Pound Cake isn't your typical pound cake. Greek yogurt is used to give the batter a little zip. The cake is soaked in a beautifully fragrant lemon-cardamom liquid before being served with this flavorful Pomegranate Syrup. The cake serves 12, making it the perfect sweet ending for a dinner party. We recommend serving the Pomegranate Syrup and whipped cream on the side so that guests can add each if they desire. 

Southern Living


Credit: Southern Living

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15 mins
15 mins
Makes about 3/4 cup


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  • Stir together sugar, water, pomegranate juice, orange peel strips, and cinnamon stick in a small saucepan over medium-high; bring to simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring occasionally, until syrupy, about 15 minutes. Remove pan from heat, and cool completely, about 30 minutes. Discard orange peel strips and cinnamon stick.