Peach Barbecue Sauce

PeachBBQSauceAnother great recipe from Chef Tom Reinhart

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2 cups

Peach Barbecue Sauce

A sweet and smoky combination of peaches and bourbon that perfectly complements grilled and barbecued pork. It is readily adaptable to any fruit – substitute the peach preserves with blackberry, apple, apricot, or orange.


  • 1 cup peach preserves
  • 1 cup tomato ketchup
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • 4 tsp molasses
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 2 tsp bourbon whiskey
  • 1 tsp siracha sauce (more or less to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • as needed water (thin to desired consistency)


  1. In a medium sauce pan, combine all of the ingredients and stir well.
  2. Simmer for 3 minutes over a low heat to combine the flavors. DO NOT BOIL.
  3. If you desire a smooth consistency sauce, purée (very carefully) in a blender or food processor.
  4. Use immediately or cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.


I used peach preserves so that the sauce can be made year round. It leaves large chunks of fruit in the sauce (that personally, I like).

If you prefer a smoother sauces, puree it in a blender or food processor.

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