Here's yet another fruit-based hot sauce that I'm totally in love with. It definitely makes a great gift just like the Peach Habanero Hot Sauce. You can use it like you would any other hot sauce but I like it in place of BBQ sauce on tempeh or tofu. Yum.
You may find that making hot sauce is a bit addictive. It's so easy and the pay out is huge. The batch will last quite a while in the fridge (many many months really) but you can halve the recipe if you feel it's necessary.
Look for the canned chipotles in the "ethnic" isle of any larger grocery store or I sometimes find it by canned tomatoes - really depends on the store.
Cherry Chipotle Hot Sauce
- 1 lb pitted cherries (frozen or fresh)
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 5 cloves garlic
- 1 cup water
- 3 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 - 7oz can chipotles in adobo
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Bring everything to a boil in a small saucepan. Lower the heat and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and blend with an immersion blender or in a stand up blender until very smooth. Taste it and add additional salt and/or sugar to your tastes. Let cool before bottling. (Mason jars make great containers as well.) Refrigerate. It should keep in the fridge for several months.