Ode to the POM

Singing POM Praises

Packed with
Cancer-fighting antioxidants, immune-boosting nutrients,
Vitamins & minerals which benefit body and mind,
the pomegranate is total body goodness
{disguised as sparkling, scarlet wonder fruit.}
Beyond the body, POM is also remarkably versatile in baking.
As I considered the recipes I might create for it’s companionship, I worried the tender fruit might be too fragile to withstand sauteeing. steaming. high-temp sizzling.
And yet, with every recipe, those perky arils held their shape, guarding that glorious burst of juice until it’s full bodied flavor popped in mouth, spilling forth to satisfy and surprise.

for last weeks POM celebration,
which includes delectable recipes for a
pomegranate salad, entree, and dessert.
To complete the menu, an aperitif

Pomegranate-Sage Petite Quiche
Simple, yet swanky, you’ll love how easy these little quiche are to prepare. Not to mention the flawless pairing of POM, orange and sage. A quick breakfast. Beautiful on the brunch table. A classy party treat.
8 oz. Cream cheese
2 eggs
¼ c. flour
Zest of one orange
1 T. fresh sage, chopped
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
½ c. POM pomegranate arils
2 9-inch prepared pie crust dough
Cut pie dough into 2-inch circles. Press into small muffin tins. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, eggs, flour, orange zest, sage, salt & sugar until creamy. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling each pie crust ¾ full. Top quiche generously with pomegranate arils.
Bake 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until centers of quiche are cooked through and edges of pie crust are lightly browned. Serve warm or cooled.

Each of the POM pics from today’s post features a favorite folk singer.
Can you name them all?
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