Sleazy Weasel (belette) wrote,
Sleazy Weasel

Food Experiment

I needed something to do with the last of my pomegranates, and I didn't think I had enough for jelly, so I juiced what I had and made pomegranate gelatin instead. And then to be a total wanker, I made a parfait with a cheesecake base.

Cheesecake base:

8 oz. cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
2 or 3 tablespoons sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix thorougly,thin with milk if necessary, and pour/dollop into the bottom of three small dessert cups.

Pomegranate gelatin

1 cup pomegranate juice (I think I used 2 medium and 3 small pomegranates)
1 cup mild fruit juice, like apple or white grape
1 envelope unflavored gelatin

Pour gelatin over pomegranate juice to soften. Bring apple juice to a boil, then mix with pomegranate/gelatin until gelatin is dissolved. Cool until thickened but not solid, pour over cheesecake base. I think mine took two hours to set completely. Also, I had some extra gelatin that didn't fit in the dessert cups. It's kind of tart, but I like it that way. A couple of tablespoons of honey or sugar in the warm mix probably wouldn't change the consistency much.
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