The recipe is fabulous, but the pepper is over the top (and I like hot). I reduced the red and black peppers from 1 Tbsp to 1 tsp. If you don't like zippy food, you can reduce the red pepper even more. I also reduced the sugar to 2 tsp. I found it JUST a tad too sweet. Otherwise, it is superb. Without the reduction of heat, however, I was unable to serve it to guests. Crusty sourdough is a MUST.