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Apple Habanero Hot Sauce
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Apple Habanero Hot Sauce

Fruity sweet and bold
Course Hot Sauce
Keyword Habanero Pepper
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 48 servings
Calories 20kcal


  • 12 habanero peppers seeds and stems removed
  • 3 Fuji apples peeled and chopped
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 1/2 cups water separated
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil


  • 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.



The hot sauce can keep for 3 to 4 weeks if placed into an airtight container and refrigerated. Want it less spicy? Reduce the amount of habanero peppers used. If no Fuji apples, any sweet apple will work here. Fuji apples are just a very good option given their natural sweetness. 


Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 4.4mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg