Homemade Sharp Mustard Recipe

Sharp and creamy mustard that pairs perfectly with ham and sandwiches.  Lots of readers say it tastes just like Nance's!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 cups


  • 3.5 ozs dry mustard (usually 2 jars/bottles)
  • 1 c. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1-1/2 c. mayonnaise


  1. Combine the dry mustard and vinegar in a bowl and let stand for 8-12 hours (I’ll usually do this before I go to bed). Beat the egg (I do this in a medium saucepan off heat so I make fewer dirty dishes), and then add the sugar, salt, and mustard/vinegar mixture. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Cool and then stir in the mayonnaise. Pour into jars and keep refrigerated.