Southerners are, by nature, opinionated about their food, which is why you'll find so many variations of popular recipes like Jezebel Sauce in community cookbooks. The origins of this pineapple-and-horseradish-spiked party favorite are linked to the Gulf Coast, and its name to Queen Jezebel, the biblical bad girl who inspired the eponymous 1938 film starring Bette Davis as a bold and saucy Southern belle.
From Savory & Sage by the Tallahassee Garden Club.
Makes 4 cups
1 (18-oz.) jar apple jelly
1 (18-oz.) jar pineapple preserves
1 (5.25-oz.) jar prepared horseradish
1/3 cup dry mustard
1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
Whisk together apple jelly, pineapple preserves, horseradish, dry mustard, and cracked black pepper in a large bowl. Serve with a cheese log or ham.