In Memory Of Karen Nicole Smith, 1972 - 2016

Orange Pineapple Pepper Sauce.

Ever ask yourself what’s our love affair with pepper sauce? What is about Caribbean people and the heat we’re always seeking? I’m sure not everyone from the Caribbean is into the hot stuff, but a good majority of us are and we’re influencing so many thousands of people across the globe with the recipes we share. To date there’s about eight pepper sauce recipes I’ve posted and that’s just a teaser into how creative I can get when it comes to making that liquid dynamite we call pepper sauce.

Here’s one I made recently which is packed with heat, but the rich undertones of oranges and pineapple gives it that unique Caribbean vibe. This orange pineapple pepper sauce is a personal fave of mine, especially when BBQ season comes around, so I do hope you give it a try.


You’ll Need…

1 1/2 cup orange juice
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon brown sugar (golden)
1 cup pineapple chunks
1/4 teaspoon allspice
15 scotch bonnet peppers

Notes: I used store bought orange juice (get the good stuff – no pulp, but nice and thick) and the pineapple came from a can. I got the chunks, with syrup (use the syrup as well). Remember when handling scotch bonnet peppers to use caution as they are VERY hot. Use gloves and don’t include the seeds if you’re overly concerned about the extreme heat. Remember to wash your hands a couple times with soap when you’re done and don’t touch anyone or yourself before you to. If you can’t source scotch bonnet peppers (complain to your grocer) use Habanero peppers.. they are just as deadly.

Wash and give the scotch bonnet peppers a rough chop to make it easier work for your blender or food processor. (again – do wear gloves)

All we need to do now is add all the ingredients into the food processor and give it a few pulses to start. Then work it until you have a smooth consistency. Do remember to add the juice/syrup the pineapple is packed in (if you’re using canned pineapple chunks as I did).

Tip: remember to have your kitchen windows open as the peppers are very hot and with the blending, it may cause you to choke. (also, be careful when washing your food processor.. don’t stand above it as the water falls on it) Follow the same procedure when the pepper puree is cooking (see below)

When you’ve achieved a smooth consistency, add the mixture (be careful when pouring it out) to a deep saucepan and on medium heat bring it up to a boil. Then reduce to a gentle simmer and cook for about 10 minutes. You can now allow it to cool before you pour it into the bottle you’re serving it from or if you’re doing the canning method.. pour it while it’s hot into the mason jar.If you want the sauce to be even smoother, you can return it back to your food processor or blender and work it for another minute. Try not to go past 30 seconds to 1 minute or risk it going frothy.



This pepper sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for about 6-8 weeks, but you may find that you’ll need to give it a shake before using and it will loose some of it’s kick while in the fridge. If you’re looking for more exciting hot sauce / pepper sauce recipes, click on “Bits and Bites” above and go through the listings. Additionally, there should be some shared below where it says “similar recipes”.

I encourage you to give this recipe a try, but be aware that it’s lethal and do be careful as you work with the scotch bonnet peppers. The last thing I need is you emailing me saying that your hands are on fire because you didn’t take me seriously and wear gloves. Or worst case.. you touched your eyes or somewhere even more sensitive!




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  1. Sunshine
    September 21, 2018 / 8:30 am

    Could someone, the next time they make this, please measure the peppers by weight? I’d like to be able to substitute in the peppers I’m actually growing in the garden, and they aren’t at all the same size.

  2. pam
    September 9, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    so tasty! love it

  3. Wayne E Hibler
    August 27, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    I will try this recipe. Also going to make a strawberry habanero sauce for drizzling onto deep fried twinkies.
    Thanks for sharing

  4. July 9, 2017 / 10:27 am

    my god that looks deadly!! i think i will send the recipe to my son, he loves it hot. thank you chris

  5. Lez
    July 25, 2015 / 10:36 am

    Hi Chris,
    I am very eager to try this recipe, but what is “all spice” in your recipe. Is there a substitute for it? Please help.

  6. March 7, 2015 / 12:15 pm

    Hi, This the second time I am making Orange Pineapple sauce.My last a attempt went so well that my mates at work were hankering for it.This time around I am making some more to send off to Poland to my loving mother-in-law.
    As you say BOY THAT TASTE SWEET/////
    From the Lucian boy.

  7. September 10, 2014 / 1:09 pm

    Hi Chris,
    I enjoy getting your recipes and occasionally change up my recipes using some of your tips. For the last couple of years, I have been growing peppers, papayas aka pawpaws, pineapples, limes and lemons in my backyard here in Florida. With everything bearing fruitfully, I started making up my own pepper sauce recipes. I use lots of scotch bonnets, lime juice with limes from my tree, green papaya grated, green pineapple grated (just turning), green mango grated (store bought – I’m not that fortunate it have a mango tree grow in Central Florida) and LOTS of fresh cilantro (the real mc Coy – the flat serrated blade cilantro that is our shadobene), lots of fresh garlic & onions chopped fine, and some salt. I’ve never cooked my sauce but it keeps well in the fridge for months upon months! I usually give a lot of it away to Trini friends who keep clamoring for more!! Today I made two batches – one with my recipe above and the other using yours with the orange juice and canned pineapple! The taste test is on! But both probably taste equally good – one sweeter than the other! Oh – for patented reasons ๐Ÿ™‚ I did add a whole bunch of chopped cilantro to yours!

  8. John kent
    July 11, 2013 / 9:41 am

    This is a great sauce,it goes together in no time and is amazing ,a sweet pre taste with nice pepper bite

  9. Paul Helfer
    December 1, 2012 / 3:11 pm

    Chris decided to grow Ghost pepper this year one plant and I ended up with at least 80 peppers. Made your recipe with five peppers it was quite hot but excellent flavor . Next I'll try with only 3 or 4 peppers.
    I will also have to find a jelly recipe.
    Thank you for this great recipe.

  10. Paul Helfer
    December 1, 2012 / 2:54 pm

    Chris decided to grow Ghost pepper this year one plant and I ended up with at least 80 peppers.
    I searched and found your recipe . I made it and only used 5 peppers in the batch. Turned out quite
    hot but very flavorful , now I'll have to make some for Christmas presents.
    Thank you for the great recipe
    ps must make pepper jelly also .

  11. BPayne
    October 4, 2012 / 9:17 am

    Do you have to cook this sauce. I made it last night but forgot the step about cooking it on the stove. Taste good to me. Help

  12. JOY
    September 22, 2012 / 7:35 pm

    Hi! a Trini friend just sent me yoru site…for the record bicarbonate of soda works like magic for mouths burning with pepper…it's a chemical reaction that goes on that I can't explain scientifically but it works! I've had a mouth on fire and used it to cool things down…works instantly….I'm going to sign on get your recipes! JOY

  13. Andrew
    September 5, 2012 / 1:29 pm

    it's a great sauce.. I just have to dip a spoon in it then stir any other sauce (such as a bbq sauce) and it adds tons of heat.. on it's own it's got to be about one pepper away from combustion!!.. lol I can use the rest to strip the paint off some car parts.. great recipe and very workable to anyones taste.. Thanks!!

  14. Tamara
    August 15, 2012 / 9:43 pm

    i'm definitely gonna try this

  15. tyla
    July 11, 2012 / 11:18 am

    Where do u get those beautiful scotch bonnets?

  16. raul
    May 15, 2012 / 11:45 pm

    just made some used habanero pepper but i will have to cool this down my American friends who i generaly share with will swear i am trying to kill them, this is the devil for sure,real fire

  17. May 14, 2012 / 11:42 am

    Mmmm…another sauce to add to my pepper sauce collection. You've got to have the right one for each occasion!

  18. Lambspread
    May 11, 2012 / 1:03 pm

    Thanks man for the new pepper sauce recipe.I cannot eat without some pepper on my

    • Candis
      May 13, 2012 / 10:16 am

      I heat that!

  19. Jay
    May 11, 2012 / 8:55 am

    That looks great!

  20. Candis
    May 11, 2012 / 12:33 am

    My mama (or Ma) LOL is making BBQ on Sunday – I am making this – I will surely report back – I am not a cooking expert – but I think I can handle this ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Theresa Joseph
    May 10, 2012 / 7:17 pm

    Thanks for the tip of orange juice and pineapple chunks as always simply the best.

  22. Zamina
    May 10, 2012 / 7:07 pm

    Chris, I just watching those peppers and my eyes burning already lol. Don't talk about my mouth running water for it. I just love pepper on the whole. I'll give it a try. Thanks……Zamina

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