Chamoy Sauce

chamoy sauce in white dish

Carson Downing

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
1 cup

Chamoy is a savory condiment popular in Mexican cuisine. Made from pickled fruit, chamoy has a flavor that is salty, sweet, sour, and spicy. You can enjoy it atop fruits or veggies such as mango, jicama, and watermelon. Thicker, paste-like versions like our recipe here are also well-known as a coating for apples in Mexico.


  • 3/4 cup water

  • 3 tablespoons dried apricots

  • 2 tablespoons prunes

  • 2 tablespoons dried hibiscus flowers (flor de jamaica)

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ancho chile pepper

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring combine the first six ingredients (through sugar). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 15 minutes.

  2. Transfer mixture to a blender and add lime juice. Cover and blend until smooth. If mixture is too thick, add additional liquid (either water or lime juice depending on your flavor preference) one tablespoon at a time and blend until desired consistency.  

  3. Transfer mixture to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

14 Calories
0g Fat
3g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 14
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1.2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3.4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Total Sugars 2.1g
Protein 0.2g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 2.7mg 0%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 61mg 1%
Fatty acids, total trans 0g
Vitamin D 0IU
Alanine 0g
Arginine 0g
Ash 0.2g
Aspartic acid 0g
Caffeine 0mg
Carotene, alpha 0.8mcg
Choline, total 0.4mg
Copper, Cu 0mg
Cystine 0g
Energy 58.4kJ
Fluoride, F 8mcg
Folate, total 1.2mcg
Glutamic acid 0g
Glycine 0g
Histidine 0g
Isoleucine 0g
Leucine 0g
Lysine 0g
Methionine 0g
Magnesium, Mg 2.8mg
Manganese, Mn 0mg
Niacin 0.2mg
Phosphorus, P 4.8mg
Pantothenic acid 0mg
Phenylalanine 0g
Proline 0g
Retinol 0mcg
Selenium, Se 0.1mcg
Serine 0g
Starch 0.1g
Theobromine 0mg
Threonine 0g
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.1mg
Tryptophan 0g
Tyrosine 0g
Valine 0g
Vitamin A, IU 337.6IU
Vitamin A, RAE 16.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 0.9mcg
Water 15g
Zinc, Zn 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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