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Apple BBQ Sauce Recipe

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
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 165 kcal


  • 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


  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.