Apricot and Cherry Mostarda

Apricot and Cherry Mostarda {Gluten-Free, Vegan} | Wheat-Free Meat-Free

Mostarda is an Italian condiment of candied fruit in a mustard flavored syrup. Many versions use dried fruit, but since we’re right in prime fruit season, I thought I’d use fresh.

Apricot and Cherry Mostarda

  • ¼ pound apricots (~2 small apricots)
  • 2 ounces Bing cherries (~8 cherries)
  • 2 ounces Rainier cherries (~8 cherries)
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dry mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  1. Put all the ingredients in a small pot. Set over medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves, and allow to come to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The fruit should be soft and the liquid should be a syrupy consistency. Let cool to room temperature.

Makes approximately ¾ cup

Making Mostarda | Wheat-Free Meat-Free

Mostarda is traditionally served as an accompaniment to meat. I decided to go with cheese and crackers. Mike liked it on toast as well. I bet it’d be tasty over some tofu.

This recipe is being shared in Meat Free MondayAllergy Free Wednesday, Full Plate Thursday, and Gluten Free Fridays.

Looking for More Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes?

Take a look at my book, The Wheat-Free Meat-Free Cookbook: 100 Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes.

A sampling of the recipes included:
  • Breakfasts: Cinnamon Quinoa Muffins, Yeasted Waffles, Gooey Butter Cake,
  • Sides: Patatas Bravas, Pea and New Potato Salad, Braised Celery,
  • Mains: Corn Waffle Sandwiches, Enchiladas with Green Sauce, Pesto Asparagus Galette, and
  • Desserts: Blueberry Mango Crisp, Baklava Rolls, Amaretto Cake.

You can see the full recipe list on the Amazon page.


  1. This sounds like a really interesting mix of flavours! Cherries and mustard – looks delicious!

  2. Your Apricot and Cherry Mostarda looks delicious, I can’t wait to try it. I appreciate you sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. A bit like a really luxurious chutney. Loving it! Thanks for submitting this to Meat Free Mondays, I was delighted to publish it as a featured recipe. It’s great inspiration for everyone. Stumbled, Pinned and Tweeted :)

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