Mostarda di Frutta Mantovana

Mustard Fruit from Mantua

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    1 kg

    • Difficulty


Appears in
A Lombardian Cookbook

By Alessandro Pavoni and Roberta Muir

Published 2015

  • About

Fruit preserved in a mustard-flavoured syrup, mostarda di frutta, is a speciality of both Cremona and Mantua, and a classic accompaniment to Bollito Misto. This version, containing sliced quince, is from Mantua; in Cremona it’s more commonly made with whole fruits. Instead of quince you can use this base recipe to preserve many different fruits, including pear, apple, rockmelon and figs – and even chestnuts. You’ll need to start this recipe three da