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Homemade sweet hot sauce

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Maple hot sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 20 fresh chili peppers stems removed (I used a mix of thai bird, serrano, cayenne and jalapeno)
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • cup  apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • tablespoons  lime juice
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon  paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium non-reactive sauce pan.
  2. Heat over medium heat until boiling.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes.
  4. Remove the mixture from heat and pour it into a high-speed blender puree until smooth.
  5. Transfer the mixture back into the saucepan and simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Season to taste. If it is too hot, add more maple syrup.