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Apricot Mostarda

This delicious apricot mostarda is the perfect addition to a cheese board or as a topping on pork or chicken. It is made with apricot balsamic vinegar to reinforce the apricot flavors.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Starter
Cuisine Italian
Servings 212 Cups
Calories 2 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 6 Oz.  Dried apricots, roughly chopped
  • 1 Honey Crisp apple, cored and diced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 Anjou pear, cored and diced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 Cup Tart dried cherries
  • 1/4 Cup Raisins
  • 1/4 Cup Dates, pits removed and dates chopped
  • 2 Cup Stone Ground mustard
  • 1/2 Cup Patricia and Paul's White Apricot Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp. Shallots, finely minced
  • 2 Tsp. Sugar
  • 1/4+ Cup Water
  • 1/4 Tsp. Calabrian chili flakes
  • 20 rinds of Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp. Kosher salt


  •  In a large pot over medium heat, add the apricots, apple, pear, cherries, raisins, dates, mustard, apricot balsamic vinegar, shallots, sugar, water, Calabrian chili flakes, pepper and salt. (all the ingredients) Stir to combine and cover and cook for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • When it is really bubbling (After about 15 minutes), remove the cover and continue to cook until the vinegar/sauce mixture is thick and syrupy. The dried fruit will absorb the liquid and become plump. This will take about 10-15 minutes more. If it gets dry before 10 minutes, add a couple of tablespoons of water at a time and let the fruit absorb it. You want the fresh fruit soft but not mushy. Taste. Adjust seasoning if needed. (add salt or additional chili flakes if you’d like it spicier)
  • Once done, let the mixture cool. Then spoon into a clean jar (s) and refrigerate. The mostarda will last about two weeks stored in the refrigerator.
  • To serve, bring the apricot mostarda to room temperature first. Then serve this as part of a cheese board with a variety of cheeses, crackers, nuts and fresh fruit. It can also be used to top chicken or pork or as a spread on a sandwich. Enjoy.


Serving: 9gCalories: 2kcalCarbohydrates: 0.3gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 30mgPotassium: 5mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.04mg
Keyword appetizer, condiment, fruit, sauce, starter
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