2-Ingredient Cranberry Honey Mustard Recipe

Whether you’re glazing, spreading, or dipping, this two-ingredient cranberry honey mustard recipe is your new secret sauce for something truly special – simple, festive, and oh so flavorful.

Cranberry honey mustard in a ramekin on a fall charcuterie board with crackers, meats, pear, and cheeses.

Favorite Fall Condiment

This cranberry honey mustard is sure to be your new fall favorite condiment, and here’s why:

Simplicity: This cranberry honey mustard recipe is quick, easy, and doesn’t require a long list of items from the store. For those times when you need a delicious sauce or spread in a hurry, this recipe comes to the rescue.

Versatility: Whether you want to slather it onto your perfectly grilled meats, slather it generously on a mouthwatering cold cut sandwich, or use it as a colorful addition to your next charcuterie board – the possibilities are endless!

Unique Twist: It’s not your everyday mustard. The addition of cranberries and honey adds a unique twist to a classic condiment. Its the perfect accompaniment to seasonal fall dishes.

Cranberry mustard in a white ramekin on a charcuterie board with smoked turkey, crackers, cheese, strawberries, and blueberries.

Holiday Spirit: Cranberries and honey are iconic holiday flavors, and this combination embodies the festive spirit of the holiday season. It’s perfect for jazzing up traditional cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving or Christmas gatherings.

Colorful Presentation: The vibrant red hue of the cranberries in the mustard makes it visually appealing, perfect for brightening up a holiday table or party spread.

Crowd-Pleaser: Whether you’re hosting a small dinner or a big party, this versatile condiment is likely to please a variety of palates.

This cranberry mustard recipe pairs perfectly with our beautiful simple charcuterie board and our cozy fall charcuterie board recipes, so be sure to check them out!

What Does Cranberry Honey Mustard Taste Like?

Cranberry honey mustard boasts a delightful combination of flavors. It combines the sweet and tart notes of cranberries with the natural sweetness of golden honey, creating a harmonious blend that’s mildly sweet with a touch of tanginess.

The Dijon mustard component adds a hint of spiciness and a subtle zesty kick, which complements the sweet and tart elements.

The result is a versatile sauce that offers a delightful fusion of sweet, tangy, and mildly spicy flavors, making it perfect for enhancing a variety of dishes, from charcuterie to turkey sandwiches and beyond.

A can of whole berry cranberry sauce and a squeeze bottle of honey mustard.

The Two Ingredients

*For ingredient quantities see the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce: Choose a good quality store-bought whole berry cranberry sauce (skip the jellied kind). This recipe is designed to be a quick and easy shortcut method but you can certainly make your own cranberry sauce if you prefer and its a great way to use up leftover cranberry sauce. You can also use cranberry jam or preserves as a substitute for the canned cranberry sauce.

Honey Mustard: Choose your favorite honey mustard, one that suits your taste – whether you prefer a milder or spicier version.

How To Make Cranberry Honey Mustard

Step 1: Add the cranberry sauce and honey mustard to a small bowl and stir to combine.

Cranberry sauce and honey mustard in a white bowl before mixing.
Cranberry sauce and honey mustard being mixed together in a bowl with a spoon.
Cranberry honey mustard sauce in a open mason jar with lid on the side.

*If you prefer a smoother textured sauce you can use an immersion blender or food processor to combine the ingredients.

Cranberry honey mustard sauce in a mixer cup with an immersion blender.
Cranberry honey mustard sauce in a immersion mixer cup.
Cranberry honey mustard sauce in a open mason jar with lid on the side.

That’s it folks, only one incredibly easy step and voila – you’ve got a unique and flavorful spread, glaze, or dipping sauce ready to impress all the guests at your table!

Helpful Tips and Variations

  • Tinker with the ratio of cranberry sauce to honey mustard to achieve the desired consistency and flavor balance.
  • While this recipe keeps it simple with two ingredients, feel free to customize it by adding a dash of citrus zest (like orange or lemon) for a citrusy twist, or a pinch of cayenne for a touch of heat.
  • And don’t forget to whip up a batch of this easy mustard sauce using leftover homemade cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving or Christmas, perfect for adding to your leftover turkey or ham sandwiches!
  • To make a thinner, pourable sauce or glaze:
    • Start with adding 2 tablespoons of broth or water to a small sauce pan along with the cranberry sauce and honey mustard over low heat.
    • Whisk to combine and simmer about 2-3 minutes until slightly thickened. Add more broth or water until it reaches the desired thickness.
    • Remove from heat and stir in 1 tablespoon butter until melted.
Cranberry honey mustard in a ramekin on a fall charcuterie board with crackers, meats, and cheeses.

Serving Suggestions

What does cranberry honey mustard go with? So many good things! Here are some delicious ideas for using this adaptable spread:

Charcuterie Board: Cranberry honey mustard adds a sweet and tangy element to a charcuterie board. Pair it with a variety of cured meats like ham, turkey, or salami, along with some cheeses and crusty bread or crackers.

Roasted Meats: Use it as a glaze or dipping sauce for roasted meats. Cranberry mustard works wonderfully with roast turkey, roast chicken, pork tenderloin, or ham. The tanginess of the mustard and the sweetness of the cranberries bring a delightful depth of flavor to the roasted meats.

Sandwiches and Wraps: Spread cranberry honey mustard on sandwiches or wraps to elevate the flavors. It pairs well with turkey, ham, or roast beef, adding a touch of sweetness and tang that complements the savory fillings.

Grilled Sausages: Brush cranberry mustard sauce onto grilled sausages or hot dogs for a delicious glaze. It adds a tangy and sweet element that enhances the smoky flavors of the sausages.

Cranberry honey mustard in a ramekin on a fall charcuterie board with a mini pumpkin, whole wheat crackers, pears, and maple leaf shaped cheese slices.

Glaze for Roasted Vegetables: Toss vegetables such as roasted Brussels sprouts, carrots, or sweet potatoes in a mixture of cranberry honey mustard and olive oil before roasting. The glaze caramelizes beautifully, adding a sweet and tangy coating to the vegetables.

Crostini or Bruschetta Topping: Spread cranberry honey mustard on toasted baguette slices or crostini as a flavorful base. Top it with ingredients like creamy brie cheese, aged cheddar, sliced roasted turkey, or caramelized onions for a delightful appetizer or snack.

Dip for Pretzels or Soft Pretzel Bites: Pair cranberry honey mustard with pretzels or soft pretzel bites for a tasty and addictive snack. The combination of the tangy spicy mustard and the sweet tart cranberries complements the saltiness of the pretzels perfectly.

Whether you use it as a glaze, a spread, or a dip, this cranberry honey mustard recipe adds a unique twist to traditional condiments, making it a must-have in your culinary repertoire.

Leftovers and Storage

Cranberry honey mustard keeps well stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

When you’re ready to use the leftover sauce, give it a good stir. The ingredients may naturally separate, but mixing will restore the proper consistency and flavor.

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Recipe Card

Cranberry honey mustard sauce in a open mason jar with lid on the side.

2-Ingredient Cranberry Honey Mustard Recipe

Whether you're glazing, spreading, or dipping, this two-ingredient cranberry honey mustard recipe is your new secret sauce for something truly special – simple, festive, and oh so flavorful.
By: AllieAllie Cleveland
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Sauces and Dressings
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 20 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, stir together the cranberry sauce and honey mustard until thoroughly combined. *If you prefer a smoother textured sauce you can use an immersion blender or food processor to combine the ingredients.
  • Use immediately or store in a airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Recipe Notes

*Makes about a 1/2 cup of sauce.
*You can substitute cranberry jam or preserves for the cranberry sauce.
Helpful Tips & Variations
  • Tinker with the ratio of cranberry sauce to honey mustard to achieve the desired consistency and balance of flavors. 
  • While this recipe keeps it simple with two ingredients, feel free to customize it by adding a dash of citrus zest (like orange or lemon) for a citrusy twist, or a pinch of cayenne for a touch of heat.
  • And don’t forget to whip up a batch of this easy mustard sauce using leftover homemade cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving or Christmas, perfect for adding to your leftover turkey or ham sandwiches!
  • To make a thinner, pourable sauce or glaze:
    • Start with adding 2 tablespoons of broth or water to a small sauce pan along with the cranberry sauce and honey mustard over low heat.
    • Whisk to combine and simmer about 2-3 minutes until slightly thickened. Add more broth or water until it reaches the desired consistency.
    • Remove from heat and stir in 1 tablespoon butter until melted.
 
*Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Maplevine Kitchen makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

Nutrition

Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Sodium: 39mg | Sugar: 2.4g

*Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Maplevine Kitchen makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

Keyword charcuterie board, cheese board, cheese plate, condiment, dipping sauce, glaze, spread
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