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Sweet mustard fruits

  • 15 minutes
  • 15 minutes
  • 12
Sweet mustard fruits

Sweet, sharp and fruity, this is one of my favourite recipes, which I presented on Food in a Minute, to accompany a glazed ham.


  • 500 gram selection of dried fruit (apricots, figs, prunes, apples)
  • 3 firm ripe pears, peeled and thickly sliced
  • ½ pineapple, skinned and sliced into wedges
  • 565 gram can lycheese in syrup
  • 1½ cups dry white wine
  • 1 cup savoury apricot sauce
  • ½ cup white wine vinegar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup wholegrain mustard


  1. In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients, including lychee syrup and stir.
  2. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer, uncovered, over a gentle heat for 15 minutes or until the pears are tender.
  3. Cool a little before transferring to a dish. Serve warm or cold.

Cooks Tips

- If possible use a tropical gold pineapple, they are sweeter and less acidic. If using canned pineapple, drain off all the juice - use 1 large (800 gram) can of pineapple chunks. - To save time, prepare the sweet mustard fruits in advance. Keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week. Suitable to freeze.

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