DIY Chile-Infused Honey
This simple recipe adds some zip to regular honey by infusing chile flavors. The recipe makes a 1/2 pint (1 cup) however the recipe can be multiplied to make larger batches. Since it is made with dried chilies the spicy flavor is not overwhelming.
Servings 16 1-tablespoons servings (1 cup of 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.
Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 20.3mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg