Habanero Syrup

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes about

    1½ cups

Appears in

The Bacon Bible

The Bacon Bible

By Peter Sherman and Stephanie Banyas

Published 2019

  • About


  • 1 cup (200 g) sugar
  • cup (75 ml) fresh lime juice
  • ½ navel orange, not peeled, halved
  • 2 habanero chiles, stemmed and halved


In a small saucepan over high heat, combine the sugar, lime juice, orange, and habaneros and bring to a boil. Cook until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Cover, remove from the heat, and let steep for 30 minutes.

Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend until smooth. Strain the syrup through a sieve into a container with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour. The syrup will keep, tightly covered in the refrigerator, for up to 1 month.