Fruit Mustard

Hot and sweet homemade fruit mustard is a delicious and simple condiment

Fruit mustard is the perfect combination of hot and sweet. Delicious with crackers and cheese, on a sandwich. This recipe can be made with either fresh or dried fruit. See the section above for four fruit flavour suggestions.


  • 1/2 cup mustard seed
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried fruit
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar with mother (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup of water (chlorine-free)
  • 1 tsp salt (non-iodized)


  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a glass jar. Leave it to soak on the counter for 24 hours. See the section above for instructions on how to use fresh fruit instead of dried fruit.
  2. After soaking, grind the mustard seeds and dried fruit into a smooth paste using an immersion blender or a food processor. You may need to add more water depending on the type of fruit used. Some types of dried fruit soak in more liquid than others.
  3. Store the mustard in the fridge for at least a week to allow the flavours to blend. At that point, you can taste the mustard to determine whether it needs to be sweeter. Stir in 1-2 tbsp of sugar if you need to sweeten the mustard.


  • Cider vinegar (with a mother) is traditional for soaking mustard seeds. However, you can also use acidic kombucha tea. The mother not only adds a bit of probiotics to this recipe, it also acts as a preservative, preventing mold and other contaminants.
  • To allow proper fermentation of the fruit and mustard seeds, you need to use sulfite-free dried fruits. Check the label as most dried fruit packaging will tell you if it contains sulfites.

Keywords: grainy mustard, vegan, gluten free, fancy, sandwiches, blueberry, blackberry, apple, apricot, pear, plum, summer, fall, spring