Cranberry Mustard

Cranberry Mustard

This cranberry mustard will add a kick to your meat dishes. Try it with our BBQ Pulled Pork recipe or slather it on turkey meatballs or ham. This recipe provides directions for hot water bath canning of the cranberry mustard. If you are not intending on storing the mustard, skip those steps and put your mustard straight in the fridge to use in the next few weeks.
Author: Fresh Preserving


  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup yellow mustard seeds
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbs dry mustard
  • 1-1/4 tsp ground allspice


  • Bring vinegar to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat and add mustard seeds. Cover and let stand at room temperature until seeds have absorbed most of the moisture, about 1-1/2 hours
  • Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready for use. Wash lids in warm soapy water and set bands aside.
  • Combine mustard seeds and liquid, water and Worcestershire sauce in a food processor or blender. Process until slightly grainy. Add cranberries and blend until chopped.
  • Bring cranberry mixture to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Whisk in sugar, dry mustard and allspice. Continue to simmer, stirring frequently, until volume is reduced by a third, about 15 minutes.
  • Ladle hot cranberry mustard into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim. Center hot lid on jar. Apply band and adjust until fit is fingertip tight. Place jar in boiling water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled.
  • Process in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.