Bringing Jezebel Cranberry Sauce as a Holiday Hostess Gift

When my blogging friend Lisa reminded me of this amazing, super-easy sauce to make, I decided to make up a large batch, store it in cute jars, and bring as hostess gifts to our holiday dinner engagements. (Double the recipe for 6 half-pint jars.)

It’s a perfect gift for this time of year, especially with the abundance of fresh cranberries!

The name is funny … who was Jezebel? A wicked biblical leader.

I can see why this sauce is named after her. It has a “kick” to it.

The cranberry sauce is good, stored in the fridge for 2 weeks, and it can be served many ways:

With turkey.
On bagels with cream cheese.
On panini sandwiches.
On cream cheese, as an appetizer.
Brie tartlettes.
Brie topped with brown sugar, hazelnuts, and the sauce on top.
Serve on roast chicken, pork, or lamb.
Pair with goat cheese and crackers.

The list goes on and on.

Even the picky eaters will find their favorite way to eat Jezebel Cranberry Sauce.


I love to hear from readers so please come back and tell me if you made the sauce, and what you plan to do with it?

What’s you’re favorite way to serve cranberry sauce?

If this is too “hot” for you, try my Killer Cranberry Sauce (with orange zest).


Recipe: Jezebel Cranberry Sauce {}

Summary: Cranberry sauce with a kick!


  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 12 oz. fresh cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons horseradish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard


  1. Add first 4 ingredients together and cook for 10 minutes on low boil.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Let cool.
  4. Add 3 tablespoons horseradish sauce and 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard.
  5. Store in glass jars for up to 2 weeks..

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8


9 comments on “Bringing Jezebel Cranberry Sauce as a Holiday Hostess Gift”

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  2. I LOVE this wickedness!! ;) Wow, what an awesome hostess gift!

  3. Oooo Sandy, love the idea of horseradish in cranberry sauce–that sounds amazing!

  4. What a gorgeous cranberry sauce and wonderful thing to bring as a hostess gift. You are amazing, Sandy!

  5. My sister-in-law brought this to Thanksgiving dinner last year and it was fabulous. I love the idea of giving it as hostess gifts, so smart!

  6. This looks so delicious! What a great gift idea!

  7. Now my idea of a Jezebel sauce might include booze but this works too! I live for the day after Thanksgiving and my favorite sandwich ever. Turkey, cream cheese, cranberry sauce, sprouts and sunflower seeds. This would be great as the sauce!

  8. Thanks for sharing the recipe! My husband loves cranberries so I will give this a try! Would be great on a cream cheese block with crackers. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  9. I love cranberry sauce and this one looks so delicious with addition of the horseradish and the mustard! My favorite hostess gift is a nice bottle of wine or some home made candy or dessert. This would be a great hostess gift!

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