Pear jam with Dijon mustard

Pear jam with Dijon mustard

A cheese platter almost always adorns a festive table. To surprise guests and make the appetizer original, serve pear jam with Dijon mustard alongside the cheese. This delicious addition can be prepared in advance and kept in the refrigerator, so that you can beautifully garnish the cheese platter at the right moment. And don't forget a glass of dry white wine or champagne :)

Information

  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Serves 10
  • 113 kcal / 100g

Ingredients

  • Pear
    1 kg
  • Sugar
    250 g
  • Grain mustard
    2 tablespoon
  • Red wine vinegar
    1 tablespoon

Directions

1
Done
To prepare pear confiture with Dijon mustard, I used the variety of pear called 'Winter Bere' - it is very sweet, juicy...

To prepare pear confiture with Dijon mustard, I used the variety of pear called 'Winter Bere' - it is very sweet, juicy, and has a soft core without any hard inclusions (and this is an important point - the appetizer will turn out very tender).

2
Done
Peel the pears and dice them into approximately 1 cm cubes. If using frozen diced pears, you can skip this step.

Peel the pears and dice them into approximately 1 cm cubes. If using frozen diced pears, you can skip this step.

3
Done
Transfer the diced pears to a saucepan, add sugar and white wine vinegar, and stir.

Transfer the diced pears to a saucepan, add sugar and white wine vinegar, and stir.

4
Done
Cover the saucepan with a lid and cook over low heat for 10-15 minutes. During this time, the pears will release their...

Cover the saucepan with a lid and cook over low heat for 10-15 minutes. During this time, the pears will release their juice. After 15 minutes of simmering the pears with sugar, remove the lid and continue cooking over medium heat for another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. The jam will thicken, and some of the fruit cubes will become puree.

5
Done
Remove the pear jam from the heat, add Dijon mustard, and stir. Taste the jam, you may need to add a little more mustard...

Remove the pear jam from the heat, add Dijon mustard, and stir. Taste the jam, you may need to add a little more mustard than indicated in the recipe.

6
Done
If desired, you can season the jam with any spices, such as dried oregano or basil, but believe me, even without them...

If desired, you can season the jam with any spices, such as dried oregano or basil, but believe me, even without them, the jam has a very harmonious flavor.

7
Done
If you prepare the jam in advance, not specifically on the day of serving, you can distribute it in clean sterilized...

If you prepare the jam in advance, not specifically on the day of serving, you can distribute it in clean sterilized jars, tightly close the lids and let it cool. Now, when necessary, you can quickly slice the cheese, and simply take the jam out of the jar and serve it.

8
Done
Jam goes particularly well with blue cheeses (with mold). It can also be served on bruschetta with creamy cheese and a...

Jam goes particularly well with blue cheeses (with mold). It can also be served on bruschetta with creamy cheese and a slice of prosciutto or ham. Pear jam with Dijon mustard is best served chilled.

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