Mustard Relish Recipe

mustard relish

An essential accompaniment for hot dogs. Also goes well with burgers.

Ingredients for Mustard Relish:

  • 3 lbs (1.4 kg) cooking apples
  • 1 lb (450 g) onions
  • 2 pints (1.1 litre) vinegar
  • 1 x 15ml (tablespoon) mustard seeds
  • 2  x 5ml (teaspoons) dry mustard powder
  • 8 oz (225 g) sultanas
  • 1 lb (450 g) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) salt

Method for Mustard Relish:

  1. Peel and core the apples and chop. Peel and finely chop the onions.
  2. Put the apples, onions and half of the vinegar in a pan. Tie the mustard seeds in a muslin bag and add to the pan.
  3. Cook on the hob until tender.
  4. Mix the dry mustard with the rest of the vinegar and add with the sultanas, sugar and salt to the pan.
  5. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and then simmer until thick.
  6. Remove the mustard seeds, pot into dry, clean, sterilised jars and cover.

Makes about 4 lbs (1.8 kg) of Mustard Relish.  The flavour improves if kept for at least 6 weeks before using.

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3 comments on “Mustard Relish Recipe
  1. John says:

    Val got me to edit it – slight transcription error! Thanks for pointing it out (BTW, I like a bit more dry mustard powder in it)

  2. PAULINE says:


    I love the sound of this recipe but don’t like sultanas, raisins or currants. Is there something else I could use instead?

  3. george says:

    Sounds good but I wish you guys would make a recipe for 3/4 jars.

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