Recipe By carrd
Published Mar 5th
Prep 15m Cook - Additional - Ready In 15m
Servings 3 cups Calories 43.2

A milder sweet-spicy habanero sauce, but can be made hotter by adding more habaneros. I chop the peppers and garlic in a mini food processor to ensure there are no large chunks in the sauce. It goes great on anything, but mostly we eat it as a dip/salsa with tortilla chips.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 6 habanero peppers, seeded and chopped, or to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can sliced peaches, drained
  • ¼ cup dark molasses
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard (such as Gulden's®)
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place the habanero peppers and garlic into a blender. Puree until the peppers are finely chopped. Add the peaches, molasses, honey, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, paprika, salt, black pepper, cumin, coriander, ginger, allspice, and liquid smoke. Continue to puree until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 43.2
  • Carbohydrate 10.3 g
  • Fat 0.4 g
  • Fiber 0.6 g
  • Protein 0.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.1 g
  • Sodium 249.6 mg
  • Sugar 8.6 g


  1. Author's note: we've modified the recipe slightly and feel it is much better with only 1/2 tablespoon of cumin.
  2. This was way to sweet and REALLY runny. Maybe it would be better if you used another type of pepper. We only put in 3 habanero peppers and it was still to hot to enjoy. I won't be waisting my money on the high priced ing in this recipe again. Sorry!!!
  3. I did make a few mods to it.... 1/2 amount of cumin just because im not a big fan and no liquid smoke as I did not have any. I also added one or two extra habaneros. This sauce is great with everything! Reminds me of a commercially available "grillin sauce"...I grill several times a - Read more ...
  4. WOW - I made a double batch and only used 1/2 the liquid smoke as others mentioned otherwise made it exactly as written. I added some of the sauce to a turkey chili and hubby couldn't stop raving. Had some of our Mexican friends over that love hot stuff and they kept saying how great - Read more ...
  5. Ridiculously awesome sauce. I substituted plums for the peaches because I have loads of them. I made two batches. One at regular heat and one with 4X the habaneros. Both were phenomenal.
  6. very good flavor. next time will cut down on the smoke. will make it again.
  7. I used 8 habaneros (instead of 6) and added 6 fresh figs (that I just picked and needed to be used up) and this came out great. There is a lot of depth and lots of flavors. It is great on tortilla chips. My boyfriend really liked it a lot as well. I made it - Read more ...
  8. Thank you for this unusual and delicious sauce. This is my first time to use habanero peppers. I used a food processor instead of a blender with great results. Since I usually do not like too much of a sweet taste I reduced the molasses and honey by half and added slightly less than 1/4 - Read more ...
  9. I just finished making a batch of this and was fairly pleased with the results. Next time I think I'll go easy on the liquid smoke and cumin. Cutting both in half. I can always add more! Also if it's to be used as a salsa it should be a bit thicker. A couple of - Read more ...