Posted February 22, 2007 by GoonieNick in Recipes

Goonie Nick’s Habanero Maple Syrup

If you got the chance to see my review on Sweet Agony Habanero InCINNerator Cinnamon Syrup you should be able to discern that I am quite interested and motivated to try and create a habanero syrup of my own. My goal is to be able to come up with some recipe that will produce a syrup hotter than the current spicy syrups on the market. Also, I am looking to retain the flavor of the syrup, which is not an easy thing to do. I eventually want to try to make strawberry habanero syrup, pineapple habanero syrup, apple cinnamon habanero syrup, cherry habanero syrup, and just about anything else that I can think of that would make a nice addition for a dessert. I did some experimenting with the addition of extracts into syrups and my efforts went down like Monica in the oval office. I was left with nothing but a bad taste in my mouth. (LOL).

I shall not be stopped in my efforts to create such a product! Goonies never say die.

Habanero Maple Syrup
Kellogg’s Eggo Original Maple Syrup (23oz)
20 Orange Habanero Chili’s

This is all the grocery items that you need! Of course if you wanted to add any natural flavoring extracts such as peppermint, vanilla, cinnamon, etc. feel free to experiment.

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Using a cutting board or dish cut the stems off the habanero peppers. Be sure to wear gloves when doing so as some people may forget only to find out later that they have an irritation to their skin. Also, that you may forget to wash and touch your eyes or private parts which would not be recommended either.

Next you want to cut the habanero’s into half. This will allow the oils to infuse into the syrup when simmering. Feel free to remove the seeds at this point. You can leave them in if you want but then you will have to strain the syrup after a few days when removing the chili’s from the syrup. I am going to leave them in.

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In a Medium saucepan, combine the syrup and habanero chilis. Using a spoon, mix well, then bring to a rolling slow boil. Once you see a few boil bubbles lower the heat Let it simmer for approx. 15 Minutes or until the chili’s are soft. If you are using a ceramics stovetop, watch out not to spill any sugar or syrup on it, as this stuff burns in fast.

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The Habanero Bath!

Put the syrup with the habaneros into the mason jar or other glass container, pour with boiling-hot syrup (caution – don’t burn yourself). Leave enough room to put a small bowl as a weight on top to keep the peppers down, all covered with in the liquid. Let the syrup cool before closing the container and let it sit for a few days. After a few days go by strain the peppers and seeds and you should have a very hot great tasting habanero syrup ready for desserts!

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