Easy Raspberry Habanero Sauce

Simple and fast to make!

Whether over barbecue, grilled chicken, or savory desserts, raspberry habanero sauce delivers a spicy tang that’ll wake up everyone’s tastebuds.

Easy Raspberry Habanero Sauce on a spoon

This recipe is super simple to pull together, needing only three ingredients. The habanero pepper is sautéed in the jam and cider vinegar mix, not processed into the sauce, so it’s spicy but not so intense as to be  solely for extreme eaters. Our favorite: try it over vanilla ice cream. It’s basic, but oh so tasty.

Easy Raspberry Habanero Sauce
Easy Raspberry Habanero Sauce on a spoon

Easy Raspberry Habanero Sauce

4.18 from 23 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Sauce
Servings 16 servings
Calories 31 kcal


  • 1 habanero pepper split in half and seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam seedless preferred
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar or 1/2 cup for a thinner sauce


  • Over medium heat, add all ingredients; stir often while simmering to get the jam and vinegar to fully combine.
  • Continue stirring while the sauce thickens. Remove from heat when the sauce is to your preferred thickness.
  • Remove habanero halves and serve the sauce.


Calories: 31kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 13mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 6IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg


Keyword Habanero Pepper
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on June 6, 2021 to include new content. It was originally published on November 16, 2014.
  • 1/2 cup vinegar was way to much for the easy raspberry sauce. I cooked it longer than 15 minutes as I wanted as a marinade for chicken. Unless I did something wrong, I guess 1/4 cup?

    • Hi Jackie – Definitely can be adjusted down on the vinegar for a thicker sauce – would be better for use as a marinade!

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