This version adds heat in two different forms, accentuating all that’s good and right with the red fruit. Its bracing tartness is tamed with sugar, then brightened with the fruity spiciness of habanero chiles. A milder warmth comes from pink peppercorns, which aren’t technically peppercorns but still carry a little heat in their subtle sweetness.
Those tiny round peppercorns also add pips of crunch to this sauce, chunky with cubes of Korean pear. Unlike soft Anjou or Bartlett pears that turn to mush when simmered, Korean pears have a jicama-fresh crispness that softens to a satisfying tenderness. Plus, they’re not too sweet, which prevents the sauce from becoming overly sugary. Its balance of sweet and heat tangled up in tartness makes this sauce ideal for accentuating turkey’s richness — and for enjoying all year round.