Italian Candied Fruit
This delicious Italian candied fruit recipe is inspired by a classic condiment from the Lombardy region of Northern Italy. Traditionally used as a topping for meats like poultry and game, or as a pairing for sharp cheeses, “mostarda di frutta” – as the Italians call it – combines fresh fruit with a little bit of mustard powder and seed to create a type of fruit preserves with a pleasant kick.
With this recipe, we added a little bit of wine for some extra deliciousness, then used the candied fruit as a topping for this delicious Italian cake inspired by a traditional dessert from Italy’s lovely Lake Como. Give it a try – your taste buds will thank you!
- 12 ingredients
- 4 servings
- Cooking time
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In a small pot, combine sugar, water, Sauvignon Blanc, lemon juice, mustard powder and mustard seed.
Stir as you bring to a boil, then let simmer for 2 minutes before setting aside to cool.
Cut fruit into ½ inch thick slices and place in a glass jar with a fitting lid.
Pour cooled simple syrup over fruit and seal jar with lid, then place in the refrigerator to cure for 24 hours.
Serve as is, on top of some waffles, or with your favorite dessert!