Apple sweet, habanero heat…
Sweet and heat are a well-known perfect pairing. And it’s not just tropical sweetness that kills in hot sauce form – more northern fruits, like apples, work just as well! This apple habanero hot sauce is one killer treat. That delicious apple crisp sweetness is a perfect pairing with that extra-hot habanero heat (and their natural fruity sweetness, too).
Apple habanero hot sauce is so good drizzled over chicken or pork. It’s a wicked chicken finger dipper or try it drizzled over salty foods like breakfast sausage or ham. .Just a drizzle will do, mind you. Habanero peppers pack a punch (100,000 – 325,000 Scoville heat units compared to the 2,500 to 8,000 of a jalapeño), so less is more until you’ve experimented with amounts. And take care when cooking with habaneros as they can cause sever chili burn. Wear kitchen gloves and know how to combat the burn if it occurs.
Like the idea of sweet heat? Check our honey habanero sauce as well. It pairs honey and pineapple with habanero, providing a rich sweetness, a subtle tang, and plenty of spiciness. Our maple sriracha sauce, too, is boldly sweet matching maple syrup and sriracha to extraordinary results.
- In a saucepan or pot over medium heat, heat the canola oil and sauté the onions and garlic until the onions are translucent (approximately 3 to 4 minutes).
- Add the apples and continue to sauté, stirring often, for 5 minutes.
- Add the habanero peppers, water, apple cider vinegar, sugar, and salt. Stir well and allow the mix to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the apples soften (approximately 15 to 20 minutes).
- Remove the sauce from the heat and pour it into a blender (or use an immersion blender if using a pot). Add the additional 2 cups of water and blend the sauce until smooth. Add additional salt to taste.
- Use immediately, or for best flavor refrigerate the sauce for 2 to 3 hours at minimum to allow the flavors to meld.