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Sweet and Spicy Jezebel Dip

This jezebel sauce with apricot preserves is one of our favorite Southern recipes.

Updated December 14, 2018
Sweet and Spicy Jezebel Dip
Sweet and Spicy Jezebel Dip

Sweet and Spicy Jezebel Dip is a unique and simple dip recipe that will make your next party a smash. If you're a fan of horseradish and apricot jam, this is one party dip you won't want to miss out on. Another requirement for enjoying this dip recipe is that you must be a fan of cream cheese. This recipe doesn't mix it in with anything, you simply pour your sweet and spicy mixture over a block of cream cheese and serve it with your favorite crackers. Make this easy appetizer recipe in just minutes when you're running low on time!

You might be wondering about the origin of the name "jezebel dip." It's certainly a spicy name for a spicy recipe! The sweet-and-spicy sauce is called jezebel sauce, and recipes for it can be found in cookbooks as far back as the 1950s. However, the exact origin of the sauce recipe remains a mystery. Jezebel sauce is not only delicious in this dip. It's also great on burgers!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups apricot preserve
  • 1/4 cup horseradish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • pepper (to taste)
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese

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Instructions

  1. Mix first 4 ingredients together and pour over a block of cream cheese.

  2. Serve with crackers or pita chips.

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This dip is addictive, once you start you can't stop. My office used to have a monthly pot luck and this dip was a staple and the first to go. I mixed the first 4 ingredients together the night before and poured them over the cream cheese the next day when the luncheon started.

Horseradish and apricot? Seems like an interesting combination. I've never had it before, but I'll definitely make this next time!

Omg. I need to make this IMMEDIATELY. I'm a huge sucker for dips, and I love horseradish.

I know why they call this Sweet and Spicy Jezebel Dip...because it is wickedly good. I would never have dreamed of combining horseradish sauce and apricot preserves together, but the flavor is divine (pun intended). I served it with toast points just for a little extra flare and it was perfect. I think it would also be perfect on a vegetable platter.

One would be hard pressed to find a recipe any easier than this one. What I am interested in is know how this recipe got its name. This is a drip to serve to a large crowd. With the ingredients you will be able to find a few that would like this.

I can honestly say, I have never had horseradish sauce but my husband loves all things spicy. I think he will be hosting a game or two in the man cave in the next month or so. This may be one to guinea pig the guys with.

Hmmmmm, this is something I've never heard of before but anything that has apricot or horseradish in it is a friend of mine. LOL The flavors I'm sure will go together really well but I have to wonder, if you were to mix all of the ingredients together would it hold up or turn into a soupy mess? Either way, I think it would be great with pretzels or even veggies.

My grandma used to make something like this when company came over. It's super retro and super delicious!

I'm a huge fan of sweet-and-spicy food. A few months ago my grandma mixed spicy relish with cream cheese for an appetizer and it was SO good--this kind of reminds me of that! Horseradish has a great kick that would go so well with sweet preserves. NEED to try it!

YUM, this looks so good! I love sweet-and-spicy dishes like this. This would be an easy appetizer to make for a last-minute party.

My oh my, this Sweet and Spicy Jezebel Dip is really good! I have often used bottled sweet chili sauce over cream cheese but this Jezebel Dip is so much better so I will definitely be using it from now on. Next time I might add some chopped fresh chili just to see how that tastes.

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