Mustarda di Cremona (Italian Fruit Mustard)

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Total Time
1hr 10mins
30 mins
40 mins

Italian style mustard based condiment. I have not tried this. I am posting it for an ISO request.

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  1. Put the pears, plums, apricots, figs and cherries in a saucepan and add water just to cover.
  2. Add the sugar and lemon juice, stir and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the flame and cook over a low flame for 10 minutes.
  4. Drain the fruits, reserving the syrup.
  5. Distribute the fruits on a baking pan and place in an oven that has been heated to 120 degree Celsius just until the fruits are dry (about 30 minutes).
  6. Pour the wine into a saucepan and add the honey and reserved syrup, stirring well.
  7. Bring to a boil and boil over a moderate flame for about 5 minutes.
  8. Add the mustard, mix well and remove from the heat.
  9. Put the fruit into sterilized jars and pour the syrup over to barely cover.
  10. When completely cool, seal carefully and store in a cool, dry place.
  11. (May be stored for up to 6 months in completely sterile jars. Once the jars are opened, refrigerate).