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Mostarda di Frutta is a traditional Italian condiment combining mustard, red wine, and various fruits. Perfect with grilled meats, cold cuts, or cheese! | cookingtheglobe.com

Mostarda di Frutta - Italian Mustard Fruits

Mostarda di Frutta is an Italian condiment consisting of mustard, red wine, and dried fruit. Great with meat and cheese!
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 2460kcal
Author CookingTheGlobe


  • 4 dried figs , roughly chopped
  • ½ cup dried apricots , roughly chopped
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • ½ cup dried apple , roughly chopped
  • 1 pear , peeled, roughly chopped
  • 1 ½ cups dry red wine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup mustard
  • ¼ cup mustard seeds


  • In a bowl, mix together the figs, apricots, cherries, apple, and pear. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan, add the wine, sugar, and honey and bring to a boil. Boil for 8-10 minutes, until slightly syrupy (it won't get really thick until the next day). Remove from heat and stir in the mustard and mustard seeds.
  • Pour the mixture over the fruits and let sit until the next day in a fridge. It will thicken and become more syrupy. Serve with grilled meats, cheese, or anything you like. Enjoy!


I used Dijon mustard for this recipe but you can use any mustard you like. If you want more heat, use a spicy mustard.
Adapted from Evelyn/Athens recipe on Food.com


Calories: 2460kcal