Nonna’s Plum & Cognac Mostarda

Preparation info
  • Makes

    4 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Limoncello and Linen Water

By Tessa Kiros

Published 2012

  • About

This is good to make when plums are at their best, so you can enjoy their flavour for the rest of the year. It is lovely next to roasted meats or even cold meats and cheeses.


  • 1 kg (2 lb 4 oz) plums
  • 700


Halve the plums and discard the stones. Put the plum nalves in a large bowl, scatter the sugar over and leave for 12 hours, covered with a tea towel.

Scrape everything into a metal pot and bring slowly to the boil, stirring often. Boil, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool, then cover. After 12 hours, add the cinnamon stick and then boil again uncovered, for