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2 Ingredients Hot Honey Recipe (Infused Hot Pepper Honey)

There is no easier way to spice up any food than with drizzle of hot honey. Hot honey is simply honey infused with hot pepper so sweet honey has a kick of spices to it! Make your own homemade hot honey recipe with just two simple ingredients – honey and peppers.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: condiments
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1 cup honey use good quality organic honey
  • 2-4 Fresno red peppers use your favorite hot chilie peppers in the recipe

Instructions

  • If using fresh chili peppers, chop off stem and discard. Chop the peppers into thin slices. If you do not want real kick, remove seeds and discard it. Seeds in will infuse more kick to honey. Choose according to your taste preference and spice tolerance levels.
  • Note: please use disposable gloves while cutting hot peppers. If you do it with bare hands like me, remember to thoroughly wash hands with soap and DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE/EYES! It can burn like hell.
  • In a small sauce pan pour honey.
  • Add sliced/chopped chili peppers. I used Fresno red peppers for the recipe.
  • NOTE: use your favorite hot chilie peppers in the recipe - Jalapenos, Fresno, Serano, Holland Red chili, red chili peppers for milder kick, Habanero, scotch bonnet, Thai birds eye chilies for real kick.
  • Heat honey on low heat, do not cook on high heat as it will boil over a create a complete mess. So hard to clean messy, sticky honey off the stove.
  • Simmer and cook for 30 minutes to 60 minutes on lowest heat depending on how much flavor of chili you want to be infused in the honey.
  • Keep stirring frequently to avoid the sides from burning.
  • Turn off flame. Let chilies and honey sit for atleast half an hour.
  • You can choose to filter out the chilies from honey before storing or leave it on if you want strong flavors!
  • Please store hot honey only in glass bottles. I do not recommend storing in plastic or metal jars.
  • Store hot honey in cool place away from direct sunlight. No need to refrigerate. It will keep for 3 months.

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Notes

  1. While making hot honey, simmer it on low heat. Else honey will boil over – a complete mess to clean up.
  2. Keep stirring frequently.
  3. Use your favorite hot chilie peppers in the recipe - Jalapenos, Fresno, Serano, Holland Red chili, red chili peppers for milder kick, Habanero, scotch bonnet, Thai birds eye chilies for real kick.
  4. Filter out chilies after infusing or leave it on as it is.
  5. Store hot honey in glass jars once completely cooled. Do not use plastic or metal jars.
 
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.