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Strawberry Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce

Yields1 ServingPrep Time30 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time1 hr

This hot sauce recipe is a fruit based concoction using fresh strawberries and lime with the current world's hottest pepper, the Carolina Reaper. This sauce is outrageously hot. If someone with a black robe and a scythe knocks at your door, don't open it!

 8 Carolina Reaper pods (dried or fresh)
 2 dried smoked Serrano pepper pods (or JalapeƱo)
 2 lbs fresh strawberries
 1 cup apple cider vinegar
 2 tbsp brown sugar
 3 cloves garlic
 2 tsp onion powder
 2 tsp coarse sea salt
  cup fresh lime juice

Put on some latex gloves and open the windows.


Stem the peppers and cut them lengthwise. Remove the seeds.


To release more flavor roast the peppers in a skillet on medium high heat and press on them with a spatula. (about 20 seconds)

If you plan on doing this with Carolina Reapers, this will release capsaicin into the air, basically pepper-spraying you and the entire house. I recommend using a gas mask (painters mask will work).


If using dried Carolina Reaper Peppers - reconstitute the peppers by bring a pot of water (about 1/2 cup) to a boil and add the peppers. Boil for a few minutes then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Save the water for later.


Add ALL the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.


Pour the mixture back into the cooking pot.


Bring mixture to a boil then cover and simmer for 20 minutes.


Slowly pour boiling sauce into 5 oz. sauce bottles using a funnel.

Be careful! This Carolina Reaper hot sauce will burn you on two levels if it gets on your skin. It will be a chemical burn AND a thermal burn.


Flip bottles upside down to cool, this will disinfect the entire bottle.


This ph of this hot sauce isn't low enough, so store it in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1