Apricot Mustard Recipe - Tangy and Sweet Mustard with Apricot Jam

Apricot Mustard

Apricot Mustard Recipe - Tangy and Sweet Mustard with Apricot Jam
Preparation time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 16


Apricot Mustard
Apricot Mustard

Apricot Mustard is a delightful blend of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors that come together to create a versatile condiment. This recipe combines the fruity sweetness of apricot jam with the pungent heat of dry mustard and the complex flavors of sweet 'n' hot mustard. Perfect for cheese platters, sandwiches, and glazes, this mustard is sure to elevate any dish it accompanies.


The tradition of combining fruit with mustard dates back centuries, with origins in various parts of Europe. Fruit mustards, like Apricot Mustard, were particularly popular in Italian and French cuisines, where they were served with meats and cheeses. This recipe is a modern take on those traditional condiments, blending the old-world charm of fruit mustards with contemporary flavors.


How to prepare

  1. Mix the ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a Jar with a tight-fitting lid.
  3. Allow the mixture to age in a cool dark place for 2 to 8 weeks, then refrigerate.
  4. This recipe creates an exotic Mustard that pairs well with stout Cheeses.
  5. Each serving size is 2 tbsp


  • For a spicier version, add a pinch of chili flakes or a teaspoon of hot sauce. If you prefer a sweeter mustard, increase the apricot jam by a quarter cup.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

For the best flavor, use high-quality apricot jam with a high fruit content and minimal added sugars. When mixing the mustard, ensure it's well combined to avoid any lumps. Allowing the mustard to age in a cool, dark place helps the flavors meld together, resulting in a deeper, more complex taste.

Serving Suggestions

Apricot Mustard pairs wonderfully with strong cheeses, grilled meats, and as a glaze for roasted vegetables. It can also add a unique twist to sandwiches and wraps.

Cooking Techniques

The key technique in this recipe is the aging process, which allows the flavors to deepen and meld. Ensure the jar is tightly sealed and stored in a cool, dark place for optimal results.

Ingredient Substitutions

If apricot jam is not available, peach or mango jam can be used as a substitute. For a less spicy mustard, reduce the amount of dry mustard by a quarter cup.

Make Ahead Tips

This mustard actually benefits from being made ahead of time. The aging process is crucial for developing its full flavor profile, so prepare it at least 2 weeks before you plan to use it.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Apricot Mustard in a small bowl with a mustard spoon for spreading. Garnish with dried apricot pieces or a sprig of fresh thyme for a decorative touch.

Pairing Recommendations

This mustard is excellent with aged cheddar or gouda cheese. It also pairs well with dark beers, such as stouts or porters, which complement its rich flavors.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store Apricot Mustard in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed jar. It does not require reheating and can be served cold or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each 2 tbsp serving of Apricot Mustard contains approximately 50 calories. The majority of these calories come from the carbohydrates in the apricot jam.


Each serving of Apricot Mustard (2 tbsp) contains approximately 10 grams of carbohydrates. The majority of these carbs come from the apricot jam, which adds a natural sweetness to the mustard.


This recipe is very low in fats, with less than 1 gram per serving. The minimal fat content makes it an excellent choice for those monitoring their fat intake.


Apricot Mustard contains negligible amounts of protein, with less than 1 gram per serving. It is primarily used as a condiment and not a significant source of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

While not a significant source of vitamins and minerals, Apricot Mustard does contain small amounts of vitamin C and potassium, thanks to the apricot jam. These nutrients contribute to the overall nutritional profile of the mustard.


This recipe contains mustard, which is a known allergen for some individuals. Those with mustard allergies should avoid this condiment.


Apricot Mustard is a low-fat, low-protein condiment with its calories primarily coming from carbohydrates. It contains small amounts of vitamins and minerals and should be consumed in moderation due to its sugar content.


Apricot Mustard is a flavorful condiment that combines the sweetness of apricot jam with the tangy heat of mustard. It's perfect for adding a gourmet touch to cheeses, meats, and sandwiches. With its simple preparation and unique taste, it's a must-try for any mustard enthusiast.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of discovering this recipe for the first time is a joyful one. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my friend Anne at her quaint little cottage in the countryside. Anne was known for her delicious homemade jams and preserves, and she had been raving about a new recipe she had come across for Apricot Mustard.

I watched in fascination as she carefully measured out the ingredients and mixed them together in a large pot. The scent of mustard and apricots filled the air, making my mouth water in anticipation. As the mixture simmered on the stove, Anne explained that the secret to a perfect Apricot Mustard was in the balance of sweet and tangy flavors.

After letting the mixture cool, Anne poured it into jars and sealed them tightly. She handed me a jar to take home, along with a handwritten copy of the recipe. I thanked her profusely and promised to try it out soon.

When I got home, I wasted no time in trying out the recipe for myself. The first bite of the Apricot Mustard brought back memories of that summer day at Anne's cottage. The sweetness of the apricots combined with the sharpness of the mustard created a flavor that was truly unique and delicious. I knew right then and there that this recipe would become a staple in my own kitchen.

Over the years, I have perfected the recipe for Apricot Mustard, making small tweaks here and there to suit my own tastes. I have shared it with friends and family, who have all fallen in love with its bold and zesty flavor. Each time I make a batch, I am reminded of that sunny day at Anne's cottage and the joy of discovering a new recipe that would become a cherished favorite.

I have since learned that the recipe for Apricot Mustard has been passed down through generations in Anne's family. It has traveled far and wide, finding its way into kitchens all over the world. I feel honored to have been entrusted with such a precious recipe, and I take great pride in sharing it with others.

Making Apricot Mustard has become a ritual for me, a labor of love that brings me great joy and satisfaction. The process of measuring out the ingredients, mixing them together, and letting the mixture simmer on the stove is a therapeutic one. The smell of mustard and apricots wafting through my kitchen is a comforting scent that never fails to put a smile on my face.

As I sit down to enjoy a spoonful of Apricot Mustard with a crusty loaf of bread or a juicy piece of meat, I am filled with gratitude for the simple pleasures of good food and good company. I am reminded of the power of recipes to connect us to our past, to bring us together, and to create lasting memories. And I am thankful for the day I discovered this delightful recipe for Apricot Mustard, a treasure that will always hold a special place in my heart.


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