DIY Chile-Infused Honey
- 1 cup Honey
- 5 dried New Mexican red chilies (another small chile variety may be substituted to your taste)
- Half pint jar and lid
- Place dried chilies in the bottom of the glass jar.
- In a saucepan over very low heat warm the honey. Note: If you are using raw honey as I did it will solidify over time so either dig some out and warm, or place the open jar in a saucepan of water and bring to a low boil until the honey melts in the jar.
- When is liquefied and hot, pour into the jar over the chilies.
- Allow it to cool fully before sealing with a lid. Let it sit for a few days before using. It may be stored at room temperature indefinitely.
Oooo…this looks fabulous. I must try this.
Magic of Spice says
What a great tutorial…I love infusions 🙂
Toni-Such a genius idea infusing chile peppers with honey. I would certainly love it. Never heard of this before, but I do love sweet, and spicy together, and this would be so delicious.
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
Boulder Locavore says
Thanks all for your comments. It is easy (love that) and great tasting. Feels to open the door to endless possibilities too.
On the shelf life, the 2 weeks is something I read about infusing oils and honey. I think in the case of oils when using fresh ingredients (esp. garlic) things can grow. Candidly I would not think that would be the case with honey and dried ingredients. I felt to err on the conversative side I would include that however. I think the flavor reaction occurs when the honey is warm so it's not going to improve over time anyway. Easiest to make a batch for a particular use. Just my thought about it. BL
Chow and Chatter says
wow fun recipe how will u use it
Intuitive Eggplant says
Sounds delicious, and simple. Can't wait to read how you used it. So many possibilities come to mind. P.S. Why does it last only 2 weeks?
OMG this looks absolutely fantastic 🙂 I so want one of those 🙂 thank you for sharing I know someone who might love it 🙂
Lea Ann says
I've had a Habanero honey recipe bookmarked for months. I think it sounds so fun, easy and delicious.
I just love mixing sweet with hot . . . what a wonderful creation!
Jennifer-Adventuresome Kitchen says
Gasp!! That looks amazing! I really need to start doing more things like that- I guess you could infuse with anything, really! Can't wait to see how you use it! BTW- totally appreciated your green chile stew recipe from the other day- one of my favorite winter concoctions!