Apple BBQ Sauce

Apple BBQ Sauce
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  • 18 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 8 mins
  • Yield: about 2 1/2 cups (40 servings)
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You probably wouldn't think of applesauce as the base for a barbecue sauce. However, this recipe combines concentrated apple flavor with traditional ingredients, yielding a mouthwatering barbecue sauce specifically designed for grilled chicken. Be sure to pick an unsweetened applesauce to help balance the flavors.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 onion (pureed)
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon molasses (add more if necessary)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

How to Make It

1. In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil and add pureed onion. Allow to cook for 1 to 2 minutes, making sure to stir as it cooks. Add garlic and cook one more minute. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a slight bubble, reduce heat and allow to simmer for 8 minutes.

2. Remove from heat and allow to cool before using.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 24
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 61 mg
Carbohydrates 4 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)