Orange Habanero Sauce

Tangy and tasty.

Whether you want a tangy sauce to marinade shrimp and chicken or a tart topper for a decadent dessert, an orange habanero sauce is spicy magic. First, you’re hit with that tangy orange bite, but that’s soon followed with the scorching kick of a chili that’s at least twelve times hotter than a jalapeño.

This isn’t a sauce for the timid,  but for those that love tangy heat, this is a simple and tasty sauce to whip up!

Orange Habanero Sauce

4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 6 cups orange juice
  • 1 habanero pepper halved and seeds removed
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Salt


  • In a saucepan over high heat, cook the orange juice and the habanero halves. Reduce the juice, stirring often, until about a cup remains. Remove from heat.
  • Remove the habanero halves from the sauce.
  • Add the honey to the sauce and stir until combined.
  • Season to taste with salt.
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on September 5, 2019 to include new content.
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