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Jezebel Sauce

Jezebel sauce is one of those perfect party foods, I actually discovered this recipe at a party years ago. I finally got around to making Jezebel sauce, this is one of those sauces that when poured over cream cheese, you have a dish that is ready for a party. What makes this Southern dish special is you can make this spicy and sweet sauce ahead of time, when you make this you will have plenty to put in a pretty jar and bring some to a party.

Jezebel Sauce Recipe

Jezabel Sauce


Jezebel Sauce

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  • Recipe Type: Appetizer Recipes,
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 10
Jezebel Sauce

This classic sauce can be made so easily. It makes a lot so be sure to share with someone else.


  • 1 15 ounce jar pineapple preserves
  • 1 15 ounce jar apple jelly
  • 3 tablespoons dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup prepared horseradish


In a medium sized bowl combine all ingredients and mix well. This will store well for several weeks. When ready to serve pour over cream cheese, and serve with crackers. There are other great uses for this Jezebel sauce recipe, Rachel Ray uses this type of sauce as a glaze for ham. This sauce would be great to dip chicken nuggets into or even try this sauce instead of sweet and sour sauce with egg rolls.

Do you have any party favorites that you can't be without? I love to serve dishes like this, easy to prepare and it isn't something you can buy in the store, but yet, this only takes a couple of minutes to prepare.

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  • Heather

    Can this be canned rather than refrigerate? I would love to make this and give it as gifts. Please let me know.

    • Stephanie manley

      I don’t know if this can be canned. I can say that I have never canned it before.

  • Susan Entwisle

    we do a savory with Picapepper and for an easy sweet I use cherry pie filling,many possibilities.this sounds great,gonna try!

    • Stephanie

      Wow, I really like your ideas about the savory Picapepper sauce. I never thought about this recipe having so many possibilities.

  • Kristen

    I’m making Jezebel sauce for wedding favors. We will be making them a month in advance. Do we need to can them? Or can we just put them in the mason jars without canning them?

    • Stephanie

      I think that may be a little bit on the edge of how long this sauce would be good for. Do you think everyone will eat up the sauce immediately? It may be fine.
      What a cool wedding favor idea!

  • k simonds

    Try using the horseradish that has beets in it. (Jarred in the dairy aisle). It makes it a very pretty red color.

    • Stephanie

      You have a great idea about the horseradish with beets.

  • gail

    Usually with Smucker’s other ice cream toppings. I use the recipe w/o cream cheese for a dipping sauce for chicken tenders

  • Ann

    I have substituted the pineapple preserves with aprricot or plum preserves as well as orange marmalade. Very tasty!

  • tonya smith

    My aunt would make this for Christmas, but hers was red. She used apple jelly and cinnamon. The kick came from chili peppers. I am excited to try your recipe it looks good.

  • Don Tate

    I pat the horseradish with a paper towel, so as to remove most of the juice. It is more palatable.

  • http://Facebookfan Nealla St. Clair

    I’ve always wondered where this sauce got its name. Do you suppose it’s because it’s sweet yet spicy?

  • Claire

    I love Jezabel sauce! I have my uncles recipe that I’ve been wanting to put on the blog but I can’t find pineapple preserves here anywhere! For some reason I’ve been reluctant to order it online, who knows why. I’m glad to see it here, you always do a nice job with everything.

    You know I found the preserves at the grocery store, I used Smuckers brand. I hope that helps. ~Stephanie

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