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Enjoy this modern recipe for a Champagne and Pomegranate Gelatin Ring. 


  • 2 envelops gelatin
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 cup champagne
  • 1 3/4 cups drained, brandied dark bing cherries
  • 2 pomegranates
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • Watercress for garnish
  • Mayonnaise


Dissolve envelopes of gelatin in 1 cup hot water. When slightly cooled, add freshly squeezed orange juice. Stir well and pour into a glass bowl. Place bowl in a larger one filled with cracked ice and stir the liquid until it thickens to a heavy syrup. Add champagne, dark cherries, the seeds and juice of the pomegranates, and 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts. Stir gently but constantly until mixture starts to solidify. Place in a 6-cup ring mold and refrigerate. When fully set, unmold and serve garnished with watercress and a small bowl of mayonnaise placed in the center. This looks lovely on a Thanksgiving buffet table and goes well with roasted turkey or ham.

Serves 8