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Jezebel Sauce

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Jezebel Sauce is a Southern staple and a popular sauce in the South. You can find it on most dinner tables or snack plates. This yummy sauce is made with pineapple preserves, apple jelly, horseradish, black pepper, dry mustard, and red pepper flakes.

You will often find this dipping sauce served over a block of cream cheese as a delicious appetizer. This is my favorite way to eat it, but there are so many ways to use this spicy sauce, so let me show you how easy it is to make it. I have seen this many times at church potlucks and rightly so. It is amazing.

How to Make This Jezebel Sauce Recipe

Not only is this sauce good for dipping, but it is also great to serve on top of pork tenderloin, pork chops, chicken, beef, and even fish. It has a spicy kick that pairs well with so many protein cuts.

To make this you will need to get a small bowl. To the bowl, add the jar of apple jelly, the jar of pineapple preserves, and 1/3 cup of prepared horseradish. This is different from horseradish sauce. Prepared horseradish is fresh horseradish that has been grated. Trust me when I say that a little horseradish goes a long way so don't overdo it.

To that, add in 2 tablespoons of yellow mustard powder, and 2 teaspoons of black pepper. Sprinkle in 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes and mix well. Store in a mason jar or an airtight container until ready to use. For the best flavor, allow the sauce to rest in the fridge for 24 hours. Since this makes a lot, I like to always make up a jar or two for friends.

This tasty sauce is so good on its own, but I love using it as a topping on a burger too.

Other Uses For This Tangy Taste of the Old South

Before I share other ways to use this sauce, let me tell you how it got its name. One theory is that this spicy condiment was named after the Biblical Jezebel queen. She was a pill in the Bible and caused a lot of havoc. The temptation of Jezebel where the men were concerned caused a lot of spicy issues in the Bible.

This sauce has a similar background, which is how it came to be named. She was a little sweet and spicy and so is this sauce. It will definitely make your taste buds sing.

Now — let me tell you a few ways that I have used this sauce in the past. One way that really adds a lot of oomph to this sauce is by spreading it over the holiday ham while it's cooking. Skip the brown sugar rub and go straight to this sauce.

Serve this sauce as a condiment with your Chinese meal. Dip the egg rolls in the sauce or even your Crab rangoons. It has the right amount of bite to it.

Create a charcuterie board complete with pepperoni, fresh sweet apples, tropical pineapples, nuts, and more, and this classic Southern Jezebel sauce!

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Yield: 30 ounces

Jezebel Sauce

Jezebel Sauce

This classic Southern Sauce has a kick and is delicious as a dipping sauce or as a condiment over protein.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 16 ounce jar of apple jelly
  • 1 16 ounce jar of pineapple preserves
  • 1/3 cup of prepared horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons of dry yellow mustard powder
  • 2 teaspoons of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes


  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Store in a mason jar in the fridge until ready to use.

Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 55mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 0g

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