Apple BBQ Sauce Recipe

This apple BBQ sauce recipe uses applesauce. You can substitute apple butter for apple butter BBQ sauce. Both give a nice thick texture to the sauce and coat the meat for a sweet and spicy flavor.

Apple BBQ Sauce Recipe

If you’ve been buying BBQ sauce from the grocery you’ll notice immediately after tasting this BBQ sauce recipe that there is no chemical taste.

This is a pretty doggone good sauce but in my opinion.

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Apple BBQ Sauce Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Apple sauce and ketchup based sauce flavored with brown sugar. The sweetness of the sugar is cut somewhat with lemon juice. A good basic sauce. 
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Barbecue
Servings: 4
Calories: 165 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 cup applesauce or apple butter
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 cups unpacked brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, mix the applesauce or apple butter, ketchup, brown sugar, lemon juice, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and cinnamon. Bring the mixture to a boil. Remove the bbq sauce from the heat and cool completely.

This bbq sauce is sweet and not very spicy. If that’s what you like then you’re in luck. If not cut back on the brown sugar and add hot sauce to your taste.

Use the bbq sauce to baste the meat of your choice on the grill. If you’ve got leftover pork roast this sauce will make it into delicious pulled pork sandwiches. Just shred the pork roast and sauce it up in the crock-pot for an hour or two. Delicious!

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