Dress up Holiday Desserts with Pomegranates

Dress up Holiday Desserts with Pomegranates

Faith Durand
Dec 3, 2007

Company came for supper on Friday night, and for dessert we had Orange Cake with a spiced red wine and citrus syrup. This tasty, easy cake is also simple and plain, and we wanted to dress it up a bit. All it took was a bit of powdered sugar and a pomegranate.

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• Use pomegranate arils (the jeweled seeds) to dress up a cake or dessert plate with scarlet color. We clustered a few on top of each cake and sprinkled them around the edges.

• To learn how to open a pomegranate easily and without mess, check out this pomegranate spotlight post, and see this post for tips on picking out a sweet pom.

• Also, to dust a cake with powdered sugar, put a couple tablespoons in a small sieve or mesh strainer. Tap lightly over the cake to dust.

This took all of five minutes to do and is a very foolproof way to dress up a dessert. I am too imprecise and in a hurry, usually, to do fancy cake decorating, but you don't need icing or schwag to make a plain, easy cake look pretty.

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