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17 July 2012

What is the Liebesapfel Chili Pepper

The Liebesapfel chili pepper is a sweet, thick fleshed chili pepper that typically grows very early and is a very productive pepper. The name literally translates from German to “Love Apple”, apparent by the shape of the pepper. It looks like a cross between an apple and a tiny pumpkin. It is a type of pimento and was developed by a small seed company in Germany. The fruits are gorgeous to behold, ribbed, round and flattened like little pumpkins. They ripen from green to brown and to red. Try them for stuffing.

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  1. Found great recipe for a sweet and savoury chili sauce but cannot find a source in the UK for purchasing the main ingredient which is the liebesapfel (sweet chili pepper) pepper. Can you recommend an equivalent which is available here?

    REPLY: I would just search around for any brightly colored sweet peppers. You have many options. — Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

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