I have all this yummy Pom juice sitting in my refrigerator and I needed one more addition to my gift baskets of homemade gourmet preserves. Voila! Pomegranate fudge sauce. So decadent and delicious and so easy to make. Although I used Pom juice to add a hint of rich fruitiness to my fudge sauce, this recipe could easily be adapted to cherry, orange or other flavors. The flavoring is subtle and the chocolate is well, thick and rich and perfect for ice cream sundaes or maybe even pancakes. Once you make your own fudge sauce you may never go back to store bought again.
This recipe does need to be refrigerated, but it will last for a long time, at least long enough for you to use it all up. One recipe made approximately 30 oz of sauce.
4 squares of unsweetened chocolate
1/2 Cup butter
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 Cups of evaporated milk
1/4 cup plus 1 Tablespoon 100 percent pomegranate juice
3 Cups granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Fill a saucepan halfway with water. Place a glass or heat resistant bowl on top of saucepan (double boiler). Heat on medium heat. Add butter, salt and chocolate to bowl. Heat until melted, stirring occasionally.
Add milk and pomegranate juice. Mix well. Your chocolate will be kind of grainy and mottled looking at this point. The sugar will provide smoothness. Whisk and add 1/2 cup sugar at a time. Whisk constantly until sauce begins to thicken. You don't need it too thick just syrupy.
Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla. Spoon into containers. Sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.
Store in refrigerator. Reheat for 15 to 30 seconds at a time in microwave for hot fudge sauce.
Now don't you think that looks like a yummy holiday gift? Don't worry I saved a lot for myself.