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Apricot Mostarda

Apricot Mostarda

Serves: 2 cups

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1 pound apricots, pitted and diced
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons dry mustard powder
1 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


In a medium saucepan, combine apricots, sugar, vinegar, mustard powder and mustard seeds. Season with salt and pepper, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until apricots have broken down and mixture is syrupy enough to lightly coat the back of a spoon, 45 to 60 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and remove from the heat. Serve warm, chilled or at room temperature.

About the recipe

A mostarda is a cooked fruit jam that has been significantly spiked with mustard. The sugar and the natural pectin from the fruit thickens the sauce as it cools, resulting in a texture similar to preserves. This is a great accompaniment to grilled or roasted pork or duck.