Sweet Heat Dijon-Apricot Dipping Sauce

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Sweet Heat Dijon-Apricot Dipping Sauce by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Quick and easy, 2-ingredients and oh so satisfying with chicken, pork or shrimp. Perfect for game day! #football #game_day #party #dip #recipeQuick and easy, requires only two (2) ingredients and oh so satisfying. Similar to Jezebel Sauce so popular in the South, our Sweet Heat Dijon-Apricot Dipping Sauce is the ideal accompaniment to chicken nuggets, strips or tenders as well as pork or shrimp—whether baked, battered, breaded, grilled or pan-fried—or even as a topping for cheeses or cheese dip appetizers. Perfect for entertaining, football tailgating and game day parties—especially The Super Bowl!

It’s All About Orange & Peyton…
Sweet Heat Dipping Sauce for The Super Bowl!

Are you ready for The Big Game? Decided on what you will be serving? If not, have I got a great recipe for you!

Sweet Heat Dijon-Apricot Dipping Sauce by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Quick and easy, 2-ingredients and oh so satisfying with chicken, pork or shrimp. Perfect for game day! #football #game_day #party #dip #recipe

You didn’t think I’d forget to share a Super Bowl recipe, did you? I confess that I have been busy. Busy buried in yeast dough for a fun recipe I will be sharing soon here on the blog. Well, I did have a recipe prepared to share with you for the Super Bowl. However, Ali, over at Gimme Some Oven, had an awesome week (read: she was featured on the Dr. Oz Show!) and had a special ‘skinny’ recipe to share for the Super Bowl. You simply must hop on over and read all about it. Anyway, I just couldn’t (could not!) bring myself to post my recipe as it was too close to hers…being wings and all. My recipe was for drumettes and is a twist on an older Pillsbury recipe. (I even commented to her about it. Ha!) For you, I shall post it later. But, for this week? For the Super Bowl? Nah. I couldn’t do it. Call me crazy, as we’re not best buds or anything. I’m just a fan of her food work. Everything works out for the better anyway, right? Because we’re doing orange, people!

Sweet Heat Dijon-Apricot Dipping Sauce by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Quick and easy, 2-ingredients and oh so satisfying with chicken, pork or shrimp. Perfect for game day! #football #game_day #party #dip #recipe

Today, I am sharing with you a recipe that I have been making since before marrying The Big Lug. (I know!) Although similar to Jezebel Sauce (made with horseradish sauce) famous in the South, we call this simple yet scrumptious Dijon and apricot preserves dip, Sweet Heat Dijon-Apricot Dipping Sauce or simply Sweet Heat Dipping Sauce. It has been popular at our house for many, many years for good reason. It has been served up during the holidays, at family reunions, picnics, playoffs and finals games and for game nights.

All you need is two (2) ingredients and you are literally golden. Er, orange. Lickety-split and you’ve got a dipping sauce that is easy, versatile and pleases the ol’ taste buds. Children and adults alike find this one especially tasty. Control the level of heat by how much Dijon mustard you add. Want more heat? Toss in some more. Whip it up ahead of time and keep the dip chilled until ready to heat just before serving. Bonus: It can be served as an appetizer or as a meal. It’s up to you!

Sweet Heat Dijon-Apricot Dipping Sauce by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Quick and easy, 2-ingredients and oh so satisfying with chicken, pork or shrimp. Perfect for game day! #football #game_day #party #dip #recipe

When I first spotted this splendid little recipe, it was in one of my all-time favorite cookbooks, Chicken, by James McNair (1987). Let me tell you, James is one wicked recipe developer. In fact, he has written several cookbooks and I own a few of them. Each and every recipe I have made from this cookbook has been stellar. Truly, his recipes were a lifesaver for me as a newlywed. Winner, winner, chicken dinner! In fact, I developed my fried chicken tenders recipe, Cajun Chicken Tenders, by using the Cajun Spice Mix recipe in this very book.

Did You Know?

By the way, did you ever wonder where that saying came from? You know… “Winner, winner, chicken dinner!” As the story goes, many years ago, every Las Vegas casino offered a 3-piece chicken dinner with potato and veggie for $1.79. Back then, a standard bet was $2.00. Hence, when you won a bet, you had enough to splurge on a chicken dinner. Now you know the rest of the story!

Sweet Heat Dijon-Apricot Dipping Sauce by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Quick and easy, 2-ingredients and oh so satisfying with chicken, pork or shrimp. Perfect for game day! #football #game_day #party #dip #recipe

Did I tell you that this dip can be made all-natural without high-fructose corn syrup or other worrisome food additives? Yep, it certainly can. In fact, as per usual, I have provided recommended brands following the recipe at the bottom of this post. Of course, locally made or homemade apricot preserves can be used.

What makes our Sweet Heat Dipping Sauce wicked good? Dijon mustard. All-natural apricot preserves. These two (2) ingredients are all you need to create an incredibly tasty and extremely versatile dipping sauce for either appetizers or a meal. Control the level of heat by how much Dijon mustard is added. Easily prepare in advance and warm just before serving. The balance of sweet and heat is divine. And, children and adults will enjoy this dip either with chicken nuggets, pork or shrimp—even on top of cheeses or cheese dips! Truly, lip-smacking wicked good.

Sweet Heat Dijon-Apricot Dipping Sauce by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Quick and easy, 2-ingredients and oh so satisfying with chicken, pork or shrimp. Perfect for game day! #football #game_day #party #dip #recipe

Do yourself a favor and serve up this simple but phenomenally good dip for appetizers of all kinds. It will soon become a favorite of family and friends!

Meanwhile…

Go Peyton! We’re all cheering for you from Indy! (Really love that guy. Miss him.)

And… Go Broncos!

xo,

stacysig

 

Sweet Heat Dijon-Apricot Dipping Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Makes enough dip to serve 8 to 10 as an appetizer or 4 to 5 as a main course when preparing Wicked Good Kitchen’s Cajun Chicken Tenders.

Sweet Heat Dijon-Apricot Dipping Sauce

What makes our Sweet Heat Dipping Sauce wicked good? Dijon mustard. All-natural apricot preserves. These two (2) ingredients are all you need to create an incredibly tasty and extremely versatile dipping sauce for either appetizers or a meal. Control the level of heat by how much Dijon mustard is added. Easily prepare in advance and warm just before serving. The balance of sweet and heat is divine. And, children and adults will enjoy this dip either with chicken nuggets, pork or shrimp—even on top of cheeses or cheese dips! Truly, lip-smacking wicked good.

Ingredients

  • 1 (10- to 12-ounce) jar apricot preserves (about 1¼ to 1½ cups), such as Smucker’s®
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard, such as Grey Poupon®

Directions

In a small saucepan, warm the apricot preserves over medium heat. Stir until mixture thins. If desired, remove larger chunks of apricots with a slotted spoon and finely chop on a cutting board before adding back to saucepan. Add the mustard and stir until well combined.

Pour mixture into a small serving bowl and cover with plastic wrap until ready for use. Serve slightly warmed or at room temperature with chicken, pork or shrimp either as an appetizer or a meal.

Recipe Notes

Tips:

Dip may be prepared in advance. Keep covered and chilled in refrigerator until ready to warm and serve.

Easily warm the dip in microwave before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Adapted From: Chicken, by James McNair (1987).
Recipe Source: WickedGoodKitchen.com

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Recommended Brands

Grey Poupon® Dijon Mustard

Smucker’s® Orchard's Finest Peach Apricot Preserves

Smucker’s® Simply Fruit Apricot Spreadable Fruit

About Stacy

Stacy Bryce is a recipe developer and member of the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals). Her passion is developing original conventional baking recipes as well as special diet recipes to include dairy-free, gluten-free and grain-free. You can follow Stacy at Pinterest.

Comments

  1. What a tasty dipping sauce, love the Dijon and apricot flavors together!
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  2. Maria | Pink Patisserie says:

    Love that kind of sauce! We serve something similar with sausage rolls.. So so good, and most importantly easy! And while I I’m a die hard Seahawks fan, and hoping that they take home the Lombardi, I do think Peyton Manning and Denver are class acts. It’s going to be an exciting game!

    • Thank you, Maria! I love this sauce, too. Just irresistible and I must try it with sausage rolls soon. Thank you for saying such nice things about Peyton Manning. I am a huge fan and he is most definitely a class act. It shall be an exciting game tonight and I hope you enjoy it as well as all the munchies!

  3. This dipping sauce sounds wonderful Stacy! Gorgeous color and I love the sound of the Dijon and apricot flavors together 🙂

  4. love apricots! great sauce recipe!
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  5. Stacy, love this recipe – so creative and simple at the same time! Apricots and dijon mustard do go so well together! I am craving chicken wings now to dip into this sauce!
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    • Thank you, my friend! It is amazing how just two ingredients have such a natural affinity. When they’re all-natural, all the better! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

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