Figgy Mustard Sauce
Fig Sauce Ham
Recipe and Photo credit: Lusty Monk LLC

Oh, we love this on ham. The fig jam provides a rich bass note with sweetness, the mustard adds a little kick, and the apple cider brightens it up and brings it all together.


  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • A 9-oz. jar of fig jam
  • 1/4 cup apple cider (or Simply Apple juice works — it's got more of a rich apple flavor than regular apple juice)
  • 2 Tbsp. Lusty Monk Original Sin Mustard
  • Optional: add some minced shallot to the melted butter and sautee, before you add the other ingredients.


In a saucepan, melt the butter over low heat, then add the entire jar of jam. Stir in the apple cider. If you prefer the sauce a little thinner, you can add a touch more apple cider to taste. Stir in the mustard at the very end, warm gently, and serve.

This sauce is bewitching on a baked ham. You can pour it over the ham as a finishing sauce. You can also pour it over the ham before you bake it, for a more subtle flavor. 

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