Bring the flavor of fall to your mustard: gingerbread-spiced mustard.

You can buy it or make it.

French brands such as Pommery make it, and you can find it on Amazon.

Its French name is Moutarde au Pain d’Epices: moutarde (moo-TARD) is mustard and pain d’epices (pan day PEACE) is gingerbread.

Gingerbread is one of the specialties of the Burgundy region of France. The flavored mustard is delicious served with poultry, ham, roast pork or sausages.

You can spread it on a sandwich, serve it with an omelet, turn it into a dip, add it to a stuffing mix for roast chicken or make a vinaigrette for for salad and crudités.

You can also make it into mustard sauce (recipe below).

And you can give a jar as a seasonal gift.

To make your own:
 
 
RECIPE #1: GINGERBREAD MUSTARD (PAIN D’EPICES)

Prep time is 5 minutes. Note that you may like a different proportion of spices, or a subtler spicing. Our personal adjustment was to halve the cinnamon and double the nutmeg.

Make a test batch using half the ingredients.
 
Ingredients For 1 Cup

  • 8 ounces Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
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    Preparation

    1. ADD the spices to the mustard and blend thoroughly. Allow to stand for an hour or more for the flavors to meld.

    2. TASTE and adjust the seasonings as desired.
     
     
    RECIPE #2: MUSTARD SAUCE

    It’s so easy to use the mustard to deglaze a pan. Or make this equally easy creamy mustard sauce.

    In addition to serving as a sauce with meats and vegetables, you can use it a dip, flavor a marinade, even spread it on a sandwich.

    Ingredients For 1 Cup

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • Pinch ground white pepper (substitute black pepper)
  • Salt to taste
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    Dijon Mustard Maille
    [1] Start with Dijon mustard or grainy mustard (photo courtesy Maille).

    Gingerbread Mustard
    [2] You can buy gingerbread-flavored mustard, here in the old-fashioned grainy form from Pommery.

    Creamy Mustard Sauce
    [3] It’s easy to make a creamy mustard sauce (photo courtesy Recipe Community).

    Preparation

    1. COMBINE the cream, mustard and pepper in a small saucepan.

    2. STIR constantly as you simmer the mixture over low heat until the sauce thickens slightly, about 1 minute. Season to taste with salt.

     


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