Apricot Mostarda

Southern Kitchen
Apricot Mostarda

Serves: 2 cups

Hands On Time: 1 hour and 0 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour and 0 minutes


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.