Use the jar of spicy Dijon mustard in your fridge to balance out a jammy blackberry sauce, creating a trifecta of savory, sweet, and spicy that’s surprisingly versatile. Serve it alongside pork instead of applesauce, or slather on top of grilled bread with ricotta. Need more ideas? Why not sandwich the sauce with turkey cold cuts (think upgraded cranberry sauce) or melt into a grilled cheese. Shopping tip: Make sure to get the smooth, not grainy, style of Dijon mustard.

Liz Mervosh


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook blackberries and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium, stirring occasionally, until blackberries soften, 10 to 12 minutes. Mash blackberries with a fork. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly reduced, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in mustard, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate until cooled, about 15 minutes. Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled.