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This peppery peach hot sauce recipe packs the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. Wrap a jar with ribbon and present with a basting brush as a Christmas gift--just make sure to keep a jar of homemade pepper sauce for yourself to add loads of flavor to chicken, beef, and more.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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30 mins
15 mins
45 mins
8 half-pint jars


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Wash fresh peaches, if using. Peel and pit peaches. Place half of the fresh or frozen peaches in a food processor or blender. Cover and process or blend until peaches are very finely chopped. Transfer chopped peaches to a 6-quart pot. Repeat with remaining peaches. (You should have 5 cups pureed peaches.)

  • Add sugar, nectar, vinegar, lemon juice, chile pepper, salt, and garlic to pot. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes or until desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in raspberries.

  • Ladle hot sauce into hot, clean half-pint canning jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace.** Remove air bubbles and wipe jar rims; adjust lids. Process filled jars in a boiling water canner for 15 minutes (start timing when water returns to boil). Remove jars from canner; cool on racks.

Gift It!

Fill a pint jar with sauce. Tie a ribbon around the jar, then slide a basting brush underneath the ribbon. Add a sprig of rosemary to the top of the jar for a festive touch.

Nutrition Facts

147 calories; fat 5g; cholesterol 18mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 24g; insoluble fiber 1g; protein 3g; vitamin a 30.9RE; sodium 124mg; calcium 10.1mg; iron 1.3mg.