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Peach Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

A tangy, sweet sauce filled with fresh peaches, jalapeno, and just a touch of bourbon. A little heat with a little sweet.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 202kcal
Author: Lucy Brewer


  • 4 large peaches (enough to make 2 cups pureed)
  • 1 cup chopped Vidalia onion
  • 2 finely chopped jalapeno peppers (remove seeds unless you want a lot of heat)
  • 2 cloves finely minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup good quality bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Peel and coarsely chop peaches then puree in a blender.
  • In large heavy saucepan, saute onion, jalapeno, and garlic in olive oil until softened. Add peach puree and remaining ingredients. Stir until well mixed and bring to a boil.
  • Turn down to simmer and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes.


Sauce keeps in the refrigerator for a few days.