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Good Earth Pomegranate Burst Tea Infused Mostarda: Yum!
Little Put Up Jobs for Holiday Gifts: Gifts from the Kitchen
Every year, I make something from my kitchen as gifts for my friends, those who come here, and those to whom I go to visit. This year, the Good Earth tea people told me about using their Pomegranate Burst tea in a classic Italian Mostarda. What a good idea.
Mostarda is an Italian condiment made up of jewel-like fruits put up in a bracing mustard infused syrup. Now let me tell you, this is yummy.
And this one is particularly beautiful with the addition of All-American cranberries.
Christmas dinner at my house will likely be a pork loin rubbed with cracked pepper and roasted, then served with a ribbon of this gorgeous mostarda down the middle. Now that’s a celebration. Merry Christmas.
A quick trip to Target to buy Ball jars and some adorable napkins and containers for these little put up jobs and it was all done in a quick couple of hours work. Yes!
I boiled the jars in a skillet on the stove, then put the jam into the jars while it was still hot. Sealed the tops of the jars. You can tell the seal is good because once they cool, the jar lids will “pop”.
Recommend to your recipients that they keep these little jewels in the refrigerator. The belt and suspenders attitude to food safety.
Pomegranate Burst™ Mostarda
makes 12 4-ounce jars
3 apples, Granny Smiths, Galas or Empires, chopped
1 cup cranberries
1 cup dried pineapple bits
1 cup dried mango, chopped
2 tea bags Good Earth Pomegranate Burst Tea
4 cups sugar
1 cup honey
2 shallots, minced
4 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds
4 teaspoons powdered mustard
1 cup white wine vinegar
1 cup water
Chop up the apples to a small dice with skin on
Combine the apples with all of the other ingredients in a medium heavy saucepan
Bring to a simmer until apples are translucent, about 10 minutes
Squeeze out the tea bag and discard
Put up in hot, sterilized 4-ounce mason jars
Store in the refrigerator
Serve chilled or at room temperature as a meat condiment