Not into cranberry sauce? This is Italian mostarda, a fruit-based condiment with a spicy, savory edge. We used grapes here, but pears or apples would be delicious, too.

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Credit: Photography by Sang An

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, heat the mustard seeds and oil over low, stirring often, just until the seeds begin to pop, about 1 minute. Add the grapes, onion, cherries, sugar, vinegar, thyme, bay leaves, crushed red pepper, and 2 tbsp. water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Adjust heat as needed to maintain a steady simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the fruit is tender and the liquid is syrupy, 40 to 45 minutes. 

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  • Stir in the mustard powder and Dijon. Remove from heat; let cool to room temperature. Discard the thyme sprigs and bay leaves. Serve the mostarda warm or at room temperature. 

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