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Fan of ghost peppers? If you love cooking with these fiery hot chili peppers, check out our growing collection of ghost pepper recipes and information at Chili Pepper Madness.

Ghost peppers offer a blazing heat and flavorful fruitiness to many dishes. The ghost pepper (aka the Bhut Jolokia) is one of the hottest pepper in the world, topping over 1 Million Scoville Heat Units.

The flavor is an intense sweet chili flavor, and the heat does not kick in for 30 – 45 seconds. Once the heat kicks in, expect a bit of sweating and watery eyes, which can linger a while. Once you get used to that heat, though, you’re rewarded with wonderful flavor and spice.

Some of my favorite ghost pepper recipes include Ghost Pepper Jelly, which is a simple, spicy, easy-to-make recipe for ghost pepper jelly with sugar, pectin, and lots of fresh ghost peppers. Perfect as a spread but also as a starter glaze or sauce.

Try these spicy salsas – Fresh Ghost Pepper Salsa made with fresh chopped ghost peppers and other vegetables, or this cooked version – Ghost Pepper Salsa.

If you’re a bacon lover, you MUST try my Ghost Pepper Candied Bacon. It is sweet and extra spicy, made with ghost pepper flakes, sriracha, brown sugar and pure maple syrup. Beware. It is super addictive.

Also check out the following hot sauces: Ghost Pepper Hot SauceRoasted Ghost Pepper Sauce, and Pineapple-Mango Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce.

Enjoy!