Recipe: Sweet and Smoky Apples

Fat Cat Sauces - Sweet and Smoky Apples - Spicy DessertJill, a member of the Fat Cat family, created this exotic and easy dessert recipe, which uses the Mexican-inspired flavors of our Surprisingly Mild Guajillo Ghost to enhance the tart sweetness of apples and also for a satisfying hint of smoky flavor. She says you can enjoy the finished dish on its own, as a unique topping for ice cream or (her preference) over waffles with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Thanks, Jill!


2 apples, diced into 1/2-inch chunks
Pinch of salt
1 tsp of olive oil
1.5 TB of Surprisingly Mild Guajillo Ghost sauce
2 TB of raw sugar or honey
2 oz dry medium bodied wine


Heat olive oil in a sauce pan over medium heat.

Add apples and pinch of salt, stir and let cook until the apples have softened slightly, about 5 minutes.

Add sugar or honey, stir to combine and then lower heat to medium low and cook until apples start to brown slightly, another 3-4 minutes.

Once the apples have browned some, raise heat to medium high, add wine and stir, making a point to blend any caramelized bits in the pan into the wine. After another 2-3 minutes, the liquid will start to glaze the apples. At that point, turn off

When there is only a little bit of liquid still left in the pan, turn off heat and add the Fat Cat Surprisingly Mild Guajillo Ghost. Stir well to coat the apples and serve warm.