What’s the Point of Pomegranates?

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Recently I was gifted a pomegranate, what would I do with it? I’ve eaten them before, mostly as a child, and while I like them…. I don’t love them. Especially considering the amount of work it takes to extract the fruit. I decided to test one of my flavor theories – you can make a cookie out of any fruit. Therefore, I created oatmeal cookies with pomegranate and white chocolate, under a grapefruit cream cheese drizzle.

In a mixer cream the following:
1/2 cup + 2 tbsps butter
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1/2 tsp baking soda

Scrape down the sides as needed.
Once those ingredients are combined continue mixing and add:
3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cup oats

Using a large spoon or spatula, stir in:
1 cup pomegranate seeds
1 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Shape the cookies in to balls, this size batch will make about 24 cookies. Place them on a greased sheet and bake them for 10 – 11 minutes. After they’ve cooled drizzle them with the grapefruit glaze.

For the glaze whip together:
8 oz cream cheese
5 oz Greek yogurt
1/4 cup powdered sugar (adjust to your preference)
1/4 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1 tbsp grapefruit zest

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I wonder how that glaze would be on carrot cake!

Until next time… Release YOUR Bon Vivant and Savor Your Life!

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