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!
Servings 4 cups
- 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