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Cranberry Jezebel Sauce with Sautéed Ham

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 ham slice and 1/2 cup sauce)
This classic Southern sauce combines the fruitiness of cranberry sauce and pineapple preserves with the tanginess of horseradish and mustard. It is a piquant partner for ham. When you add the water and onion, don't lean over the pan because it can splatter.


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/3 cup pineapple preserves
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 8 (3-ounce) slices reduced-fat ham

Nutrition Information

  • calories 229
  • caloriesfromfat 15 %
  • fat 3.7 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 1.7 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 15.4 g
  • carbohydrate 35.5 g
  • fiber 0.5 g
  • cholesterol 41 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 883 mg
  • calcium 5 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place sugar in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat; cook 2 minutes, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Cook 1 minute or until golden brown (do not stir). Remove from heat; gently stir in water and onion. Place in a medium bowl; cool completely. Stir in cranberry sauce, preserves, horseradish, and mustard. Cover and chill.

  2. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Add 4 ham slices; cook 3 minutes on each side or until grill marks form. Repeat procedure with remaining ham slices. Serve with cranberry Jezebel sauce.