Country-Style Honey Mustard


This coarse-grind honey mustard (with a surprise ingredient!) can be added to a glaze for a ham, spooned into a green bean casserole, slathered on a turkey sandwich, or tucked into a gift basket with pretzels or cheese and crackers.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
3 (4 ounce) jars


  • 4 tablespoons yellow mustard seed

  • 4 tablespoons brown mustard seed

  • 6 tablespoons ground mustard powder

  • ½ cup almond-fruit flavored soda (such as Dr Pepper®)

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar


  1. Wash 4 (3 ounce) jars in soap and hot water; dry well.

  2. Pulse yellow and brown mustard seeds a few times in a spice grinder to crack the seeds. (Alternatively, use a blender, rolling pin, mortar and pestle or a small food processor. The key is to crack the seeds to release the flavor.)

  3. Stir together cracked seeds, mustard powder, Dr Pepper®, honey, salt, thyme, and turmeric (if using) in a bowl. Cover loosely and set aside for 10 minutes for a very spicy mustard or up to 1 hour for a more mellow mustard.

  4. Add vinegar, stirring thoroughly. If a smoother consistency is more to your liking, puree the paste and vinegar in a blender until smooth. (The mustard will thicken as it sits; don't worry if it seems loose.) Divide equally among prepared jars, allowing 1/2- to 3/4-inch of headspace in each jar.

  5. Cover the jars and let stand at room temperature for 2 days before using. This curing period removes any remaining bitterness, smoothing the edges. Mustard can be stored without refrigeration for months. If it dries out, add liquid (such as water, wine, or beer), a few drops at a time, and stir to reconstitute.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute 1/2 cup Guinness Stout(R) for the Dr Pepper(R). If you do, add an extra tablespoon of honey to the mustard.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

14 Calories
1g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 14
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 7mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.