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I was excited to put the bottle of pomegranate juice that had been previously opened and mixed into cocktails, to another good use. I made the syrup and carefully placed the eggs my husband had considerately boiled for me (along with the dozen he was taking on his annual camping trip the next afternoon), into the pomegranate mixture.

After a night in the refrigerator I removed the eggs from the dye, gently rinsing the residual glaze off, and was surprised and disappointed, that the color of the shell hadn’t changed all that much.


pomegranate dyed egg

Place 2 cups of pomegranate juice in a saucepan with 2 cups of water and 2 teaspoons of vinegar. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Submerge hard boiled eggs in cooled dye. Let soak for 1 minute to overnight, depending on the depth of color you desire. Remove eggs with a spoon, place on paper towels or a rack to dry.


Recipe adapted from DoSouth Magazine