Hot Honey

Emily Farris
Emily Farris
December 7, 2021
If you like your sweet with a little heat, your life will be greatly improved by making homemade hot honey a pantry staple. It’s spicy enough to give your favorite foods a kick, but not so spicy it hurts. You can put it on pizza, fried chicken, toast, and even into cocktails (my favorite application). And with the Anova Precision Oven’s sous vide mode (sans steam) and included food probe, you can make it quickly and easily without scorching your honey. It’s basically a quick infusion, though the cook time is approximate and will vary depending on the pan or dish you use. The red pepper flakes added at the end will continue to release a little heat into the honey, and will save guests from accidentally pouring it into their tea. Note: The honey should be stored in the refrigerator and used within 4 days to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
Serves
10
Prep Time
00:10
Cook Time
01:00
Hot Honey
1 (1)
10
Ingredients
4 cups
honey
15
dried jalapeño peppers, roughly chopped
6
dried habanero peppers, roughly chopped
3
chipotle peppers, roughly chopped
1.5 tsp
red pepper flakes
Steps

1. Preheat the Oven

Rack
Preheat the Anova Precision Oven.
Sous Vide Mode: On
Steam: Off
Temp: 200°F
Heat: Rear

2. Combine and Cook

Rack
Combine the honey and chopped peppers in a saucepan or other heatproof baking dish. Use a wooden spoon to press on the peppers until they’re submerged. Add the probe to the honey and adjust it so it’s not touching or resting on the bottom of the pan. (You can wrap the cord around the handle of the sauce pan or use a heat safe clip.) Place on a sheet pan, transfer to the oven, attach the probe, and cook until the honey reaches its target temperature, about 45 minutes. The time it takes will depend on the cooking vessel.
Combine and Cook
Sous Vide Mode: On
Steam: Off
Temp: 200°F
Heat: Rear
180°F Probe Target

3. Let the Oven Adjust for the Second Stage

Rack
When the honey reaches the target temperature, let the oven adjust to a lower temperature. Continue to cook for 15 minutes. If the honey starts to bubble too much, you can open the door to release some of the heat.
Sous Vide Mode: On
Steam: Off
Temp: 180°F
Heat: Rear
00:15 Timer

4. Strain, Cool, and Store

Place the pepper flakes in a large bowl. Remove the honey from the oven and strain through a fine mesh strainer into the prepared bowl. Let cool to room temperature. Transfer the honey to an airtight container, cover, and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days (see note).
Strain, Cool, and Store
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