Whether it’s basketball, hockey, or football get-togethers, these recipes developed by the resident chef at Old Orchard Brands’ Sparta, Michigan headquarters are sure to delight a gathering of fans. Bursting with flavor, apples lend warmth and tart flavor to a well-rounded platter.

Jalapeno Apple Hot Wings w/Apple Lime Dipping Sauce

Jalapeno Apple Hot Wings w/Apple Lime Dipping Sauce


  • For the wings:
  • 4-1/2 lbs. chicken wings, about 18 to 20 with wing tips cut off and discarded
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2-1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 can Old Orchard frozen Apple Juice Concentrate
  • 1/2 can frozen Old Orchard Limeade Juice Concentrate
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp. Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 jalapeno peppers seeded and chopped fine
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • For the dip:
  • 1/2 cup apple jelly
  • 1/2 cup Jalapeno Apple Juice Reduction
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper


For the wings:

1. Preheat broiler. Line bottom of a broiler pan with foil, then oil rack

of pan.

2. Toss wings with oil, black pepper, and 2 teaspoons salt in a large bowl

and spread in one layer on rack of broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from

heat, turning over once, until barely cooked through (approx. 20 to 25


3. While wings are broiling, blend apple juice, lime juice, honey, Tabasco, 1/4 tsp. salt and Worcestershire sauce in a large sauce pan. Boil until mixture is reduced in half and very syrupy. (Approximately 20 minutes)

4. Saute jalapeno, garlic, cumin, and cayenne in a saute pan over medium

high heat. Add jalapeno mixture to juice reduction and stir.

5. Brush 1/4 cup juice reduction on cooked wings and broil 1-2 minutes.

6. Brush wings with 1/4 cup juice reduction again, then turn wings over and brush with another 1/4 cup juice reduction. Broil until more deeply browned, 1-2 minutes.

7. Reserve 1/2 cup of juice reduction for dipping sauce.

For the Dip: Heat all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Mix well to incorporate all the flavors. As soon as the jelly has melted serve with Hot Wings.

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