Spiced Maple Mustard
Have pretzel fans on your Christmas list? Consider giving them a special homemade mustard flavored with maple syrup, allspice and turmeric. Everyone just loves it. —LORRAINE CALAND SHUNIAH, ON PREP: 15 MIN. COOK: 30 MIN. + CHILLING MAKES: 1 CUP 1 tsp. whole allspice ³/₄ cup plus 3 Tbsp. water, divided 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/₄ cup maple syrup
1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. cornstarch 2 tsp. ground mustard 1 tsp. ground turmeric ³/₄ tsp. salt
1. Place allspice on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose the seasonings; tie securely with string. In a small bowl, mix 3/4 cup water, vinegar and maple syrup until blended; set aside. In a small saucepan, mix flour, cornstarch, mustard, turmeric, salt and remaining water until smooth. Gradually whisk in the vinegar mixture. Add spice bag. Simmer over medium heat until thickened, 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Discard spice bag. Transfer to a covered container; cool slightly. Refrigerate until cold. Store in refrigerator for up to 1 month. 1 TBSP. 19 cal., 0 fat (0 sat. fat), 0 chol., 111mg sod., 4g carb. (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 pro.