This recipe is dedicated to my new friend Rochelle whose love for mustard is only surpassed by her great sense of humor.
Makes about 7 - 4oz jars
Adapted from the Ball Book of Complete Home Preserving
1 cup red wine vinegar (I used cider vinegar)
2/3 cup yellow mustard seeds
1 cup water
1 T. worcestershire sauce (I omitted for gluten issues)
2 3/4 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen)
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup dry mustard
2 1/2 t. ground allspice
In a medium stainless steel saucepan, bring vinegar to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat and add mustard seeds. Cover and let stand at room terperature until seeds have absorbed most of the moisture, about 1 1/2 hours.
Prepare canner, jars, and lids.
In a blender or food processor fitted with a metal blade, combin marinated mustard seeds with liquid, water and Worcestershire sauce. Process until blended and most seeds are well chopped. You want to retain a slightly grainy texture. Add cranberries and blend until chopped.
Transfer mixture to a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low and boil gently stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Whisk in sugar, dry mustard and allspice. Continue to boil gently over low heat, until volume is reduced by a third, about 15 minutes. Ladle hot mustard into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Remove air, wipe rims. Add hot lids/rings and process in a water bath canner for 10 minutes once the water has come back to a full boil.