southern peach, vidalia onion & bourbon bbq sauce

★★★★★ 12 Reviews
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By Penelope Malcolm
from Americus, GA

I've always loved BBQ sauces, so I made one for my family and friends that I felt really represented the South. As you can see, I make enough to can and give away for gifts. This recipe makes six pints. To can, fill the pint jars to within 1/8-inch of the top. Process in a water bath for 15 minutes.

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WOW! So sweet, so spicy. We love it on chicken, but the sky's the limit!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For southern peach, vidalia onion & bourbon bbq sauce

  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 c
    vidalia onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic, minced
  • 2 c
    fresh peaches, peeled and chopped
  • 1 c
    bourbon
  • 2 sm
    chipotle chili peppers in adobo, seeds removed
  • 1 c
    water
  • 4 c
    ketchup
  • 1/2 c
    dark molasses
  • 1/2 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c
    dijon mustard
  • 1/4 c
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    smoked paprika
  • 2 Tbsp
    ground ancho chili pepper
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly-ground black pepper
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How To Make southern peach, vidalia onion & bourbon bbq sauce

  • 1
    Heat the butter and oil over medium heat in a 4-quart or larger sauce pan.
  • 2
    Add the onions and cook, stirring often, until the onion are translucent, about five minutes.
  • 3
    Add the garlic and cook one minute longer.
  • 4
    Add the peaches, bourbon and chipotle peppers and cook, stirring often, until the bourbon has almost completely cooked out, about ten minutes.
  • 5
    Pour the mixture along with the water into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • 6
    Pour the mixture back into the sauce pan and lower the heat to low.
  • 7
    Add the remaining ingredients, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring often to keep the sauce from sticking and burning.

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