Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Friday, July 8, 2011

Peach BBQ Sauce

Last year, we had a bumper crop of peaches off of our dwarf peach tree and boy were they good! I made peach jam, froze quarts of sliced peaches in light syrup and sold A LOT at the Farmers Market but I think my favorite thing was this Peach BBQ Sauce!

This year, because of the drought and in spite of having the tree completely covered with bird netting, something is eating the peaches right down to the pits while still green!

We even lost all of our plums off the tree this year and it was also completely covered with bird netting! Oh well, guess the critters need it more than we do this year! :)

I got this recipe from one of the girls on the MaryJanesFarm chat room last year and it surely is good!! If you're not into spicy at all I would leave out the crushed red pepper flakes.

6 cups finely chopped, pitted and peeled peaches
1 cup finely chopped, seeded red bell pepper
1 cup finely chopped onion
3 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
1 1/4 cups liquid honey
3/4 to 1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons dry mustard
2 teaspoons salt

In a large saucepan, combine everything and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and stir frequently to prevent sticking until it is the thickness of commercial BBQ sauce, about 25 minutes. I used my immersion blender to make the sauce a little smoother after about 15 minutes of cooking.
Process in a boiling water-bath canner for 20 minutes for sea level. (Don't forget to adjust processing time for your altitude!)

Last night, I made oven BBQ chicken using some of this sauce, it was just too windy to cook outside!


Faye Henry said...

Hi.. thank you so much for a tried and true recipe.. It sounds lovely.. I make a BBQ sauce with rhubarb called Victorian BBQ sauce. It is really good also..

Creations by Dina said...

This looks really yummy. I have been looking for some BBQ sauce recipes to can this year. Hopefully the peaches are good this year in our area!!

Candy C. said...

Hi Faye!

The BBQ sauce with rhubarb sounds good! Did you see the rhubarb chutney recipe on Deborah Jean's blog this week?

Candy C. said...

Hi Dina!

Hope you get some good peaches this year and can try this! :)

Boho Farm and Home said...

That sounds so good! Thanks for sharing neighbor!
I lost a lot of my peaches this year because of the late frost we had in February. It made my blossoms drop. Oh well, hopefully this years harvest will be better and I can make some of this yummy bbq sauce.

Candy C. said...


Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully, this coming winter won't be so crazy and we can all have a better peach harvest!