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Mostarda di Frutta (Spicy Mustard and Fruit Preserves)


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  • 8 oz. dried apricots, quartered
  • 4 oz. dried cherries, halved
  • 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
  • 3 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. brown mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 ⁄4 tsp. cayenne
  • 4 green apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored, and cut into 1⁄2" cubes
  • 3 bay leaves
  • Kosher salt, to taste


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Step 1

Bring all ingredients and 3 cups water to a boil in a 4-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until apricots and cherries are plumped, apples are tender, and liquid is reduced, about 40 minutes. Let cool.

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