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Pear-Cranberry Mostarda

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Servings: Serves 16

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Prep Time: 22 minutes


Mostarda is an Italian condiment similar to chutney, and is perfect for roasted meats or for serving with a cheese plate. Sweet fruit is cooked in tart brine spiced with mustard seeds and ginger.
1/2 cup Dried cranberries
1/4 cup Sherry
1/3 cup Water
1/4 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
3/4 teaspoon Ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon Cloves, ground
1/8 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Black pepper, ground
1 teaspoon Fresh lemon peel
2 each Pears, fresh, bosc, peeled, cored, cut into slices


1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine cranberries, vinegar, water, sugar, mustard seeds, ginger, cloves, salt, pepper, and lemon peel. Bring to a simmer, and then add pears.
2. Cook stirring occasionally, until pears are tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Remove lemon peel. Pour mostarda into (16-oz.) storage container. Serve mostarda warm, at room temperature, or cold.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, September - October 2008

Nutritional Information

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate Less Than 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Less Than 25g 30g
Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 16
Base Nutrients
Calories 42 kcal (2%)
Calories from Fat 63
Total Fat 7 g (11%)
Saturated Fat 7 g (35%)
Cholesterol 0 n/a
Sodium 30 mg (1%)
Total Carbohydrates 17 g (6%)
Dietary Fiber 7 g (28%)
Protein 8 g (13%)
Vitamin A 11
Vitamin C 7 mg (8%)
Calcium 12 mg (1%)
Iron 10 mg (56%)

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