Each December my daughter, Allison, and her family come to the farm to celebrate Christmas Eve with a traditional Bethlehem dinner. Much of the meal includes simple foods, such as hummus and lentils. But for dessert, we came up with this, which I hope you enjoy as much as we do.
½ cup KAMUT® grain
2 cups pomegranate seeds
2 cups apple cider
2 tablespoons sour cherry juice
Soak KAMUT® grain in water for 24 hours and then boil for 30 minutes—you should end up with about 1 cup of cooked grain. Remove seeds from 1 large pomegranate. Combine KAMUT® grain and pomegranate seeds.
If you can’t find sour cherry juice or don’t want to make your own syrup, you can use a red wine syrup. I wanted to use products we’d grown here on the farm, so I made my own syrup by simmering the apple cider and sour cherry juice for about 1½ to 2 hours until there’s about 2/3 cup remaining.
Apply approximately 1 tablespoon of syrup to each ½ cup serving of the KAMUT® grain and pomegranate mixture and enjoy!