Blueberry Habanero Hot Sauce

This Caribbean pepper is famous for being the hottest chile pepper in the world. They come in a variety of shapes and colors (yellow, orange, green, red, chocolate). Not only are they extremely hot, but they also have a unique, distinctively fruity flavor. It is the key ingredient in the popular Jamaican Jerk sauce. The habanero is also widely used in many different types of hot sauces. The popularity of this chile pepper continues to grow and is becoming easier to find on the grocery shelf.

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1 1/2 cups Fresh blueberries
1 medium habanero pepper, seeded and minced (approx. 2 tbs)
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tbs honey*
1 large garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cinnamon


1) Add all ingredients to pot over medium heat. Reduce to low-medium heat after about 4-6 minutes, mix, and let sit for another 2 minutes.
2) With a handheld blender, blend the sauce well (or transfer to blender). Let sit for about 1 hour to thicken. Store in jar and refrigerate. May reheat before serving if want a more saucy/fluid consistency.

Recipe from 3 Grams of Fiber, 2011