Jezebel sauce is a deliciously sweet and spicy sauce perfect to serve as an appetizer over a block of cream cheese with crackers.
This spicy sauce is made with only a few simple ingredients and is perfect to serve at parties as an appetizer, but don't limit yourself to that. You can use it as a glaze on ham, or chicken, or as a dipping sauce for shrimp, as well as a phenomenal condiment on turkey and ham sandwiches!
What is it?
Jezebel sauce is a noticeably sweet Southern sauce, named after the Biblical queen, that has been around since the 1950s. It is made with a mixture of apple jelly and pineapple preserves. However, a generous kick of horseradish and Dijon mustard add a nose-clearing punch to the taste buds.
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Apple jelly
- Pineapple preserves - Apricot preserves are occasionally substituted for pineapple and/or apple jelly.
- Prepared horseradish - Add more or less to taste.
- Dijon mustard - Ground mustard powder is commonly used instead. Add dry mustard to taste. Prepared yellow mustard can be used as well.
- Ground black pepper - I recommend fresh ground pepper rather than pre-ground.
Customize this sauce by adding rum, lemon juice, or even hot sauce.
How to make it
Making this classic southern Jezebel sauce is incredibly easy. The jelly, preserves, mustard, horseradish, and black pepper simply gets added together in a large bowl, then mix everything together. That's it!
How to store it
This easy recipe fits perfectly in a pint jar for storage. Keep your tasty sauce sealed jar in your refrigerator until ready to serve, and enjoy it within a couple of weeks.
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- Pint Jars optional
- 10 ounces apple jelly
- 10 ounces pineapple preserves
- ¼ cup prepared horseradish
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper
- Add apple jelly, pineapple preserves, horseradish, Dijon, and black pepper to a large bowl. Whisk to fully combine.
- Store in a pint jar and keep in the refrigerator.