Peach Habanero Dessert

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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  • 10 Ounces Chocolate
  • 1/2 Stick Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Cup Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Peach
  • 1 Cup Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Mascarpone Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Water
  • 1.2 Teaspoons Gelatin
  • 3 Habaneros
  • Simple Syrup, or equal parts water and sugar


  1. Mix chocolate and cocoa in a large bowl. Heat cream sugar and butter until at a simmer. pour over chocolate. Mix until smooth. A mixer will help break up cocoa chunks. Pour into greased pan and refrigerate.
  1. Mix peach cream cheeses and sugar and blend until smooth. bring water to a boil. Add gelatin and whisk. Pour into cheese mixture and stir well. pour mixture over ganache layer.
  1. Slice habaneros thinly into matchstick pieces. Mix equal parts water and sugar. Bring to a light simmer. Add your habs and simmer away for an hour. fish them out with a fork and place on a pile of sugar. A strainer didn’t seem to work in this situation. Mix and separate any stuck together pieces.

Recipe from The Food in My Beard, 2011