Cayenne Maple Sauce

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by novachainsmoker, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. I have a wife with a "Spicy" tooth and thus I work with recipes to create sauces with bold flavors.

    I have a bunch of cayenne peppers from the garden and found a good base for my recipe and spin it to our pallet. This sauce can be cup with more apple cider vinegar and apple juice to make a great BBQ sauce.

    Cayenne Maple Sauce

    2 cups seeded and chopped Cayenne Peppers
    1 large sweet onion chopped
    2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    3 tablespoon apple juice
    1/2 cup high quality maple syrup
    4 cloves chopped garlic
    2 teaspoons kosher salt
    2 teaspoon course pepper

    Purée all ingredients in blender or processor and cook down for 4 hours. I use a small crockpot for ease.

    Makes about two pints.

    Picks of fresh batch

    Final image in 4 hours :) after cook down.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2013
  2. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hmmmm.....I have a ton of those growing in the garden right now.  Waiting to pick so some can turn red.  Is this thick...or a thin sauce?  Looks thick in the last pic.


    (and thanks for sharing this)
  3. The sauce comes out the consistency of a BBQ sauce.  Like any recipe, you can add to it to change the thickness to your needs/liking. 

    I noticed that my phone did not post the final pictures of the sauce. 

    My wife wants to change the name to "Maple Cayenne Sauce" as the maple really adds a nice sweetness to the sauce.  I would recommend more of the pith or some seeds if you truly love to get the heat ramped up another notch. 
  4. That looks awesome, I think I will use this for the basis of a bbq sauce. Maple Cayenne, MMMMM.

    Thanks for sharing!

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