Ground Cherry Cayenne Hot Sauce

Ground Cherry Cayenne Hot Sauce

Slap a bow on a jar of this simple sweet and spicy hot sauce for the perfect holiday gift.

Add a sweet and spicy zip to tacos, roasted veggies, scrambled eggs, pizza, nachos, and more with this unique hot sauce! This 5-ingredient recipe makes one cup of hot sauce but can easily be doubled (or tripled), canned and gifted to the hot sauce fanatic in your life. 

What you'll need:


  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Saucepot and stovetop
  • Food processor
  • Canning jar with lid


  • 1+ cup ground cherries, husked and rinsed
  • ¾ cup distilled white vinegar
  • 2 large cayenne peppers, chopped
  • ⅛ tsp kosher salt
  • ⅛ cup honey

1. Combine ground cherries, vinegar, cayenne peppers, and salt in a saucepot over medium-high heat. Bring to a rapid simmer and cook for about 15 minutes or until the cherries and peppers have softened. 

2. Add the contents into a food processor and add honey. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust the salt as necessary.

3. Pour the hot sauce into a jar. Enjoy immediately or seal and refrigerate for up to a month. 

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