Spicy fruit sauce that became a favorite during the 1950s and 1960s. Its origins and the name Jezebel are a mystery, although most references link the name to the biblical figure. The spicy sauce or jelly has many variations; apple jelly, pineapple preserves, mustard and horseradish are usually the main ingredients, although other fruit jellies or preserves are sometimes used. A popular appetizer option is to pour Jezebel jelly over a block of cream cheese and serve with crackers. Jezebel sauce is also paired with meat dishes like ham, pork roast, pork chops, meatloaf and even turkey sandwiches.
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