Pink Lady Apple Mostardo

From What’s In Season: Apples


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Pink Lady Apple Mostardo

  • Author: Chef de Cuisine Daniel Clayton


This condiment works beautifully as an accoutrement to a semi-firm or blue cheese, preferably one made from sheep milk, such as a Roquefort or Abbaye de Belloc. Alternately, it can be warmed in a pan and brushed as a glaze over roast duck or pork.


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  • 2 Pink Lady apples, 1/2-inch dice
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard seed
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider or champagne vinegar


Melt sugar with 2 cups water over low heat in a small saucepan. Increase temperature and cook until it forms a syrup, carefully stirring to prevent caramelization. Just after soft ball stage, remove from heat, and cool for 5 minutes. Stir in apples and return to low heat for 10 minutes. Pour into a non-reactive bowl, stir in mustard seed and vinegar, let cool slowly. The mostardo will keep for a month if refrigerated.

  • Category: Condiments