Fruit mustard is the perfect condiment. Hot and sweet, it is delicious dolloped on top of a piece cheese or in a burger. And it’s a unique and flavourful base for salad dressing. Though fruit mustard seems posh, it is actually very simple to make at home.
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Fruit mustard is the perfect combination of hot and sweet. Delicious with crackers and cheese, on a sandwich or with meat. This recipe can be made with either fresh or dried fruit.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 1 cup 1x
- Category: Condiment
- Method: Fermented
- Cuisine: British
- 3/4 cup mustard seed
- 1/4 cup chopped dried fruit (see notes)
- 1 tbsp starter culture (see notes)
- 1 tsp salt (non-iodized)
- water to cover (chlorine free)
- 1/4–1/2 cup cider vinegar
- Sugar to taste (optional)
- Mix the prefermented ingredients, and allow to ferment somewhere warm for 24 hours.
- Then using a blender (or an immersion blender) grind the mustard seeds and the dried fruit into a smooth paste. Add cider vinegar to reach the desired consistency. (See below for instructions on replacing dried fruit with fresh fruit).
- Stir in 1-2 tbsp of sugar for sweeter mustard.
- Cider vinegar (with a mother) is the traditional starter for mustard. But feel free to replace it with whatever you have on hand: whey, kombucha or sauerkraut brine. This recipe uses salt to prevent yeast from taking over and turning the fruit into something alcoholic.
- I don’t add sweetener to this mustard, but if you want a sweet mustard you may need to add 1-2 tbsp of sugar.
Keywords: grainy mustard, vegan, gluten free, fancy, sandwiches
This mustard builds on my basic mustard recipe. The flavour combinations are up to you!
- I recommend using dried fruit, in any combination, that interests you. Dried fruit gives a stronger, sweeter flavour. I particularly like dried plums or apricots.
- If you want to use fresh fruit, don’t soak dried fruit. Instead add 1/2 cup of fresh fruit when you grind up the remaining ingredients. The fresh fruit will add extra liquid, so only add cider vinegar if you need it.
- If you are looking for a spread that is more fruity try mostarda. Mostarda is an Italian fruit-based condiment flavoured with mustard.