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12 September 2016

A homemade hot sauce recipe made with fiery chili peppers, fresh peaches and jerk seasonings for a bit of island flare in a bottle. Perfect for chicken or shrimp.

We’re making plenty of hot sauce in the Madness kitchen lately. The garden is producing like CRAZY and I’m also preserving in many different ways. I dehydrated a huge batch of superhots this weekend and ground them into a powder for use with rubs and seasoning blends.

I pickled a batch as well, which will keep in the fridge so I can toss a few pickled pepper slices onto my sandwiches for lunch. I love having so many chili peppers around! Hot sauces are another great way to use up a number of your peppers so you can still enjoy them throughout the year.

The Carbanero Chili Pepper Factor

This particular sauce was inspired by a chili pepper I hadn’t tried before. It is called the “Carbanero”. I had heard of it in some of the online forums I frequent, though never actually tasted it. I contacted Tony Sherwood, the man who created the cross, and asked him about the peppers.

He said he created the cross back in 2012. “It’s a cross between my Sherwood’s Carbon Bhut-7-Pot X and Orange Habanero. The carbon-Bhut-7-Pot is my first cross it’s a cross between the Bhut Jolokia Indian Carbon X Yellow 7-Pot.”

Color me intrigued! He said it wasn’t completely stable yet, but I expect it will be over the next several generations. I acquired a small batch of the peppers and knew I had to make a hot sauce with them immediately.

I mean, just look at them.

Carbanero Chili Peppers

I can see why these peppers are proving so popular. First off, they’re gorgeous. Look at how bright and colorful they are. They look like slightly elongated habaneros with the bumpy skin that more characteristic of the superhots, about the same size as a typical habanero pod.

The flavor is definingly sweet and fruity with a pronounced heat that, to me, is closer to habanero heat than to the bhut jolokia. Considering the flavor and color, I decided to go the Caribbean route.

JERK HOT SAUCE! And peaches. These babies are perfect with peaches.

Caribbean Jerk Peach Hot Sauce – Recipe

Don’t they look pretty together? All these gorgeous ingredients. I mixed in some onion with the Carbanero peppers and peaches, along with apple cider vinegar, brown sugar and a jerk seasoning blend. You can use store bought seasonings, or make your own with this Homemade Jamaican Jerk Seasonings Recipe.

The resulting sauce is both sweet and savory, leaning toward a fruity-savory combination that is PERFECT for chicken or shrimp. We used some recently on shrimp tacos and YES! Flavor heaven.

If you’re interested in growing your own Carbanero peppers, seeds are available online. I will post more about the Carbanero soon. I expect this pepper to grow in popularity. Super tasty!

I hope to grow them myself in the future. If you are unable to acquire Carbanero peppers, you can sub in Scotch Bonnets or habanero peppers.

Caribbean Jerk Peach Hot Sauce – Recipe

Here are some answers based on the many comments I get on other sauces. Here goes:

How long will this hot sauce keep?

It should keep a few months easily in the fridge, or even longer. It’s all about the acidity. To be technical, target level ph for shelf stable foods is below 4.6 ph, but should probably be lower for home cooks, around 4.0 or so, to account for errors. I have not measured the ph of this sauce, but I won’t have it around very long anyway. If you’re concerned, add more vinegar to lower the ph.

Where’d you get that hot sauce bottle?

I find them locally sometimes, but I also order through Amazon. Here is a link to some bottles I like (affiliate link, my friends!): Swing Top Glass Bottles, 8.5 Ounce – Set of 4. If you like the smaller bottles that most hot sauce makers use, here’s another link: Hot Sauce Bottles, 5 Oz – 24 Pack.

Can I process this hot sauce for longer storage?

Absolutely. Just be sure to use proper canning/jarring safety procedures.

What should I do with hot sauce?

Aside from drizzling it over anything you please, here’s a post I did about How to Cook with Hot Sauce. As if you need even MORE reasons to eat hot sauce.  I hope you find it helpful!

Check out These Related Recipes:

Check out more Hot Sauce Recipes or learn more about How to Make Hot Sauce.

Got any questions? Ask away! I’m happy to help. If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you’ll leave a comment with some STARS. Also, please share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I’ll be sure to share! Thanks! — Mike H.

Caribbean Jerk Peach Chili Sauce – Recipe
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Caribbean Jerk Peach Hot Sauce – Recipe

A homemade hot sauce recipe made with fiery chili peppers, fresh peaches and jerk seasonings for a bit of island flare in a bottle. Perfect for chicken or shrimp.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caribbean, hot sauce
Servings: 20
Calories: 30kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces Carbonero Peppers chopped – You can sub in Scotch Bonnets or Habanero Peppers
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 peaches peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup water or more to your desired consistency
  • 1 tablespoon jerk seasoning blend
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


  • Heat a pot to medium heat. Add olive oil and heat through.
  • Add peppers and onion and stir. Cook down about 6-7 minutes, until softened.
  • Add peaches and cook another 2-3 minutes to soften.
  • Add vinegar, water, jerk seasoning and brown sugar. Stir.
  • Reduce heat and simmer about 10 minutes to allow flavors to develop.
  • Cool and pour into bottles.


NOTE: You can strain your sauce a bit if you’d like for a thinner consistency.
Heat Factor: Hot.


Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 89mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 17.7mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Caribbean Jerk Peach Hot Sauce - Recipe



  1. tarunkrsnadas

    Made this using 3 reapers and 3 x 7pot yello, mango, OJ n everything else same-ish. All I had. Pyroclasmic volcanic lava. Beautiful. 🙂 tkd

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Very nice! Glad you enjoyed it!! Pyroclasmic! Love it.

  2. James Bowers

    5 stars
    Delicious. I subbed fajita seasoning for the jerk seasoning, used canned peaches, and added a half teaspoon cinnamon.

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Mark, the peppers vary in size, so it is best to go by weight. They can range anywhere from 15-25 per half pound (8 ounces), give or take.

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Kevin, you sure can! Let me know how it turns out for you. Enjoy.

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Not at all, Dana. If you prefer red onion, go for it! Let me know how it turns out for you.

  3. 5 stars
    Prepared this sauce with Scotch Bonnets and added a few cloves of garlic to the mix as I like garlic. They did not overpower the sweetness from the peach but added an additional flavor.

    Other than chicken or shrimp what else would this go good with?

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Great, Tim! Sounds wonderful. I like it on pork as well, or even with vegetables. It can be used as a finishing sauce or a marinade.

    2. Tim (different Tim)

      5 stars
      How many scotch bonnets did you use? I used 4 scotch bonnets (about 1oz) and a couple of incredibly mild unnamed red chillies and it was plenty hot enough, I can’t imagine how hot it would be if you subbed like for like and used 8oz

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Christel, I usually do, though you can core them out first if you’d like. I just remove the stems and chop.

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Kim, yes, the peach peel is edible. I’m not sure how it will affect the consistency, though. You may get some floating peel pieces. Let me know how it turns out for you if you try it.

      1. 5 stars
        I left the peel in cause I’m lazy and it was fine. I blended the sauce at the end and I think the peel helped to thicken it a bit

  4. Do you seed the peppers?

    REPLY: Wenda, I don’t seed mine, though you can if you want to. — Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

  5. How much does this make?

    REPLY: Paul, should make about 2.5 cups or so. — Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

  6. What is the shelf life of this sauce? I assume it has to be kept in the fridge since the bottles/jars aren’t heated to provide for a seal.

    REPLY: Cindy, they will last a while in the fridge. You can process them in a water bath to keep them longer, on the shelf, though you should check the final ph level to make sure it is low enough. — Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

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