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Honey Roasted Hot Pepper Hot Sauce – Recipe
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Honey Roasted Hot Pepper Hot Sauce – Recipe

A hot sauce recipe made with your favorite hot peppers, garlic, honey and dark rum. Just a touch of sweet with your ideal level of heat. Drizzle it over everything.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Salsa
Cuisine: American
Keyword: habanero, hot sauce
Servings: 20
Calories: 29kcal


  • 8 ounces hot peppers chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1-1/2 cups apple cider vinegar 12 oz
  • Salt to taste
  • Juice from 1 lime


  • To a large bowl, add hot peppers, garlic, basil, brown sugar, honey and rum. Mix well.
  • Spread the mixture over a baking sheet, reserving any remaining liquid from the bowl.
  • Roast in the oven for 12 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  • Cool slightly then add the mixture to a food processor with the reserved liquid, apple cider vinegar and salt to taste. Process until smooth.
  • Swirl in lime juice and pour the sauce into a glass container or bottle. Cover and let it sit for at least 24 hours or longer for the flavors to blend.


Enjoy! Makes about 2 cups.
Heat Level: Hot.


Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 46mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 16.5mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.2mg