Delicious Pomegranate-Port Wine Sauce for Your Next Meal

Welcome, wine enthusiasts and culinary artists! Today, I’m excited to share with you a recipe that will elevate any dish to a new level of sophistication and flavor. Whether you want to impress your guests or enrich your own dining experience, this pomegranate-port wine sauce is the perfect addition to any recipe that calls for a rich and savory sauce.

This recipe packs a punch – it’s sweet, tangy, and deeply flavorful, providing a perfect balance of acidity and sweetness that will keep your taste buds dancing. Not only is it easy and versatile, but it also can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to two days. So, you can prepare it in advance and concentrate on other aspects of your meal prep.

Are you planning a special dinner for Thanksgiving? Why not surprise your friends and family with a pecan-crusted turkey roulade with pomegranate-port wine reduction sauce? Or, how about an elegant filet mignon or lamb chops with a sweet yet savory sauce? Trust me, the possibilities are endless with this versatile sauce.

In this article, I’ll guide you through each step of the process so you can make a perfect pomegranate-port wine sauce every time. You’ll learn about the ingredients that add complexity to this mouth-watering sauce and its many substitutions and variations to unleash your creativity in cooking. Plus, I’ll provide suggestions for how to serve it in different occasions and tips for storing it properly.

Get ready to explore the possibilities of this delectable port-wine pomegranate reduction sauce which will undoubtedly become one of your favorite sauce recipes ever!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Pomegranate-Port Wine Sauce
Pomegranate-Port Wine Sauce

If you’re looking for a flavor-packed sauce to elevate any dish, then look no further than this Pomegranate-Port Wine Sauce Recipe. This recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and tart flavors that complement a wide range of meats and savory dishes.

One of the best things about this recipe is that it requires only a few simple ingredients that are easily available at your local grocery store. The base of this sauce is made from pomegranate juice and port wine, which give it a rich and complex flavor profile. To enhance the natural sweetness of these ingredients, we add some shallots and butter, which give the sauce a luscious texture and depth of flavor.

Another reason to love this recipe is its versatility when it comes to pairing with different kinds of food. This sauce is the perfect accompaniment to roasted or grilled meats such as turkey, pork tenderloin, steak, filet mignon, or even lamb chops. The fruity yet savory flavor pairs beautifully with a range of proteins ranging from simple roasts to pecan crusted pork tenderloin.

Moreover, this Pomegranate-Port Wine Sauce recipe can be customized to your liking. You can experiment with different variations such as adding balsamic vinegar or pomegranate molasses for more depth or serving alongside veggies like sweet potatoes or carrots for an elegant touch.

If you’re looking for an easy yet impressive way to amp up your next dinner party’s menu or surprise your loved ones with something special on date night, look no further than this Pomegranate-Port Wine Sauce Recipe – trust me; you won’t be disappointed!

Ingredient List

 Get ready to impress your guests with this sophisticated Pomegranate-Port Wine Sauce!
Get ready to impress your guests with this sophisticated Pomegranate-Port Wine Sauce!

Let’s take a look at the list of ingredients required to make this Pomegranate-Port Wine Sauce that will bring your dishes to the next level.

List of Ingredients

  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup port wine
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

In addition, you will need a small saucepan to cook the sauce in. With these readily available ingredients, let’s move on to learning how to make this delicious sauce.

The Recipe How-To

 The rich and intense flavors of this sauce are perfect for beef or lamb dishes.
The rich and intense flavors of this sauce are perfect for beef or lamb dishes.

Here is the step-by-step guide on how to make this Pomegranate-Port Wine Sauce Recipe come to life:


  • 2 cups of pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup of low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup of port wine
  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped

On the Stove

  1. In a medium-sized saucepan over “medium-high heat”, start by making a “roux” (flour + butter).
  2. Once heated, add 1/4 cup all-purpose flour and use a whisk to combine into a paste.
  3. Continue cooking the roux until it becomes a light brown color and it has a nutty smell for about two to three minutes.
  4. Add the chopped shallot and whisk for an additional minute.
  5. Add one cup of port wine, two cups of pomegranate juice, and one cup of low-sodium chicken broth in the saucepan on high heat, stir well with a whisk.
  6. “Bring to boil” and let it cook for around 15 minutes or until it reduces to half or until you get a nice thick sauce.
  7. Make sure to constantly stir with a whisk throughout the process.

Flavor Upgrades

If you are feeling adventurous and would like to take the sauce up a notch, here are some fun add-ins:

  • Reduce down into more of a pomegranate port reduction than a sauce; this will be more concentrated flavor-wise.
  • “Add figs” (you could use fresh figs or even fig jam) to make it more sweet and unique.
  • Sneak in some “pomegranate molasses” to intensify the flavor even more.

This savory pomegranate-port wine sauce goes well with a wide range of meat, especially flavorful dishes like red meat, lamb chops, pork tenderloin, filet mignon, and roasted turkey. You can also top some prosciutto-wrapped turkey roulade or a pecan crusted steak with this sauce.


Substitutions and Variations

 Pour this sauce over your steak and turn an ordinary meal into an extraordinary culinary experience.
Pour this sauce over your steak and turn an ordinary meal into an extraordinary culinary experience.

This Pomegranate-Port Wine Sauce recipe is versatile and can be adapted to your liking with different ingredients or substitutes. Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try:

– For a non-alcoholic version, use grape juice or cranberry juice instead of port wine.

– If you don’t have pomegranate juice, try using cherry juice, black currant juice, or raspberry juice for a fruity twist.

– Replace the butter with olive oil or coconut oil for a healthier option.

– To make the sauce thicker, add all-purpose flour or cornstarch to the saucepan before adding the liquids.

– If you want to add more sweetness to the sauce, try mixing in some honey, maple syrup, or brown sugar.

– For a tangier flavor, add balsamic vinegar to the saucepan along with the port wine and pomegranate juice.

– If you’re serving this sauce over a steak or lamb chops, consider adding garlic and shallots as they pair really well together.

Remember that these substitutions can significantly change the taste of the sauce. So start with small quantities first before deciding whether to add more. Enjoy experimenting with different variations until you find your perfect combination!

Serving and Pairing

 Want to elevate your roasted lamb chops? Try drizzling them with this tangy sauce!
Want to elevate your roasted lamb chops? Try drizzling them with this tangy sauce!

As a sommelier, I always love to pair a great wine with the perfect dish, and this Pomegranate-Port Wine Sauce is no exception. The rich, bold flavors of the sauce make it an ideal pairing for meats such as pork tenderloin, steak, filet mignon, and lamb chops.

For a decadent and impressive holiday meal, try serving this sauce over a roasted turkey or a prosciutto-wrapped turkey roulade. The tangy sweetness of the pomegranate mixed with the depth of the port wine lends itself perfectly to poultry.

If you prefer red meat, pair your steak or lamb chops with this flavorful sauce for an elegant and sophisticated dining experience. You could even use this sauce on top of a pecan-crusted pork tenderloin for added texture and dimension.

Of course, no wine pairing is complete without selecting the ideal bottle. For this Pomegranate-Port Wine Sauce recipe, my go-to recommendation would be a medium-bodied red such as a Cabernet Franc or a Merlot to complement the robust flavor profile of the sauce. Or, for those who love sweet wines, pair it with a dessert wine such as a Pomegranate Molasses or Demi-Glace.

So go ahead and add some flair to your culinary creations by topping them off with this delicious Pomegranate-Port Wine Sauce!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The beautiful ruby color of this sauce will add a touch of elegance to any dish.
The beautiful ruby color of this sauce will add a touch of elegance to any dish.

The pomegranate-port wine sauce recipe can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for later use. If you are planning on preparing this sauce in advance, let it cool down completely before storing it in an airtight container. You can keep it in the fridge for up to 5 days.

When you’re ready to serve, reheat the sauce on medium-low heat in a small saucepan. Make sure to stir it frequently to prevent burning and to ensure that it heats evenly. If the sauce has thickened too much in the fridge, add a splash of chicken broth or water to reach your desired consistency.

One thing to note is that reheated sauces tend to lose their vibrancy and freshness over time. To keep the flavors as bold and bright as possible, I recommend making this recipe fresh whenever possible. If you do decide to store and reheat leftovers, taste test it before serving and adjust the seasoning as needed with salt, pepper or even a bit of pomegranate molasses for added sweetness.

Overall, this pomegranate-port wine sauce is a versatile and flavorful condiment that goes well with many dishes, including roasted meats like turkey, pork tenderloin or lamb chops. Just remember to enjoy it responsibly and refrigerate any leftovers promptly for safekeeping!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The deep flavors of port wine blended with the tangy pomegranate juice make this sauce irresistible.
The deep flavors of port wine blended with the tangy pomegranate juice make this sauce irresistible.

When it comes to making the perfect pomegranate-port wine sauce, there are a few tips and tricks that can elevate your dish to the next level.

Firstly, it’s important to use high-quality ingredients. You want a good quality port wine and pomegranate juice to give your sauce depth of flavor. I recommend using low-sodium chicken broth as well to balance out the sweetness of the pomegranate.

To ensure that your sauce has the right consistency, use all-purpose flour as a thickening agent. Be sure to whisk it in well and cook for a few minutes before adding in any liquids.

When cooking on high heat, make sure to keep an eye on your sauce and stir frequently. This will prevent it from burning or sticking to the bottom of your pan.

If you’re looking for a richer flavor, consider adding in some butter towards the end of cooking time. This will give your sauce a creamy finish.

For those who enjoy a bit of sweetness in their savory dishes, add a dash of pomegranate molasses or honey to the sauce. It’ll create a beautiful balance between sweet and savory flavors.

Finally, be patient with reducing the sauce. The longer you let it simmer on medium-high heat, the more flavorful and condensed it will become.

With these simple tips in mind, you’ll be enjoying a perfect pomegranate-port wine sauce every single time.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this pomegranate-port wine sauce is simply delicious and perfect for any occasion. The combination of the pomegranate juice and port wine creates a rich and flavorful sauce that pairs well with a variety of dishes, such as prosciutto-wrapped turkey roulade or lamb chops.

What I love about this recipe is that it’s both easy to make and extremely versatile. You can substitute ingredients, like using red wine instead of port wine or adding in some all-purpose flour to thicken the sauce. You can also adjust the recipe to fit your taste preferences, like adding in some extra salt and pepper or using a sweeter balsamic glaze.

Not only does this sauce taste amazing, but it also looks stunning on the plate with its deep red color. And the aroma of the sauce will leave your guests’ mouths watering!

Overall, I highly recommend trying out this pomegranate-port wine sauce recipe. It’s perfect for any dinner party or romantic night in, and it’s sure to impress everyone at the table. Trust me, once you try this sauce, you won’t be able to resist making it again and again!

Pomegranate-Port Wine Sauce

Pomegranate-Port Wine Sauce Recipe

I found this recipe in a cooking club of America magazine. This pairs nicely with with roasted turkey. Check out my holiday menu to see some items that pair nicely for a holiday meal.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine International
Servings 3 cups
Calories 174.7 kcal


  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1/2 cup minced shallot
  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 2 cups port wine (can sub 2 cups pomegranate juice mixed with 1 tbsp honey)
  • 2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour


  • Melt 2 tbsp butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir shallots 1 to 2 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Increase heat to high. Add pomegranate juice and port; boil 15 to 20 minutes or until reduced by half. Add broth; boil 3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine flour and remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Whisk into broth mixture; reduce heat to medium. Boil gently 3 minutes. (Sauce can be made 8 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate).

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 216gCalories: 174.7kcalCarbohydrates: 12.8gProtein: 2.2gFat: 6.2gSaturated Fat: 3.8gCholesterol: 15.3mgSodium: 70mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 4.7g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Christmas, Easy, Fruit, Sauces, Thanksgiving, Tropical, Winter
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