Saturday, September 11, 2010

Cherry BBQ Sauce

Frog Prince and I have a slight addiction to cherries.

So crazy about them, in fact, we've developed a deep enjoyment of ...

Cherry BBQ Sauce.

Our favorite sauce comes from Brownwood Farms --

The problem is... we go through it too quickly --
We enjoy it on meats of all kinds, and even on sandwiches in our lunches.

So we tried our hand at making our own cherry BBQ sauce.

Now, I must say it's not a dead match with our beloved cherry BBQ sauce, but we greatly enjoyed it.  Especially on grilled pork ribs!!

Cherry BBQ Sauce - Finding Joy in My Kitchen
{Print Recipe}

1 C ketchup (or 3/4 C tomato paste)
1/3 C cider vinegar
3 T brown sugar {or honey}
4 T molasses
4 garlic cloves, minced (or 1 tsp. garlic powder)
1/2 -1 tsp. sea salt
16oz {frozen or fresh} cherries
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. mustard powder

Begin by combining the tomato paste (or ketchup), vinegar, brown sugar, molasses, garlic, salt, onion and mustard powder.  Stir until combined.

Then, add in cherries.  You can either add these whole {you'll puree the sauce later}, or chop them first to avoid having to puree the sauce later.

Simmer the sauce for 1-2 hours, or until flavors are well blended.  The longer you cook it (even beyond 2 hours), the better blended the flavors will be.

Then, cool enough to handle the sauce.

Pour into a blender (or use an immersion blender if you have one), and blend until pureed.

Store in airtight containers in the fridge until ready to use.


This dish is linked to:
Slightly Indulgent Tuesday


  1. This sounds and looks great! I've never had the cherry BBQ sauce and will have to try it as I have lots of cherries in the freezer. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. I've made a blueberry BBQ sauce that was wonderful! This sounds super great too! I've been making different sauces and experimenting with them. Thanks!

  3. I am stopping by from Amy's Blog. I am going to try your great BBQ recipe. Thank You...

  4. Yum! I'm making this. It looks wonderful.


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