And the Ground Cherry recipes just keep on coming! This Ground Cherry Jalapeño Hot Sauce is simply delicious and so very easy to make.
New to Ground Cherries? Never tried them or perhaps never even heard of them? No worries! READ THIS post where I spill the cherries… er… beans. (otherwise know as cape gooseberries, husk cherries that grow similarly to tomatillos but taste like a tart pineapple-tomato cousin; who grow like berries but in a papery husk lantern either you can grow them at home or find them at your local farmer’s market)
Most often they are used to make a pint jar ground cherry jam or you can bake them into a sweet treat like a ground cherry pie, but I’m going to teach you another delicious and more savory recipe (you might have already tried my Ground Cherry Salsa Recipe (using roasted cherry tomato with physalis pruinosa) that broke the internet last year!?!)
If you’ve had a ground cherry then you already know how well their sweet pineapple-tomato flavor would marry in a jalapeño hot sauce. Perfect on tacos or even a hot dog!
My favorite ways to enjoy it is drizzled over cream cheese and served with crackers as an appetizer – like you’d use a hot pepper jelly or blended in with some mayo to make a sweet/creamy/spicy salad dressing!
Now I’m going to have to go make another salad…
Here are more Ground Cherry Recipes you might enjoy:
- Combine all ingredients (except honey) in a sauce pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
- Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until the ground cherries and jalapeños are very soft.
- Using an stick immersion blender, puree until only the little seeds remain. (or use your blender, carefully working in really small batches)
- Add in honey and season to taste with additional sea salt.
- Ground Cherry Jalapeño Hot Sauce will keep in the fridge for roughly 1 month.