Aug. 05, 2020

Dark Sweet Cherry BBQ Sauce

Yield: 4 cups

Skill level: Easy

Have you ever made homemade barbecue sauce? If you haven't, level up your grill game and give this recipe a try! Tangy, sweet, a touch spicy and full of deep summer cherry flavor. This sauce is delicious on grilled chicken, ribs, or pulled pork sandwiches.


  • 1 lb Sweet Dark Cherries, stems and pits removed
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, grated or minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. In a sauce pan combine cherries, brown sugar and water. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes stirring frequently until the cherries become soft and begin to break down.
  2. Carefully puree with an an emersion blender or allow to cool and puree in a blender.
  3. To the pureed cherries add the rest of the ingredients and cook over medium high to bring up to a simmer. Reduce to low and cook 10 minutes.
  4. Brush on your favorite meats or store in a jar in the refrigerator. Makes 4 cups.

Recipe created by Freutcake for Superfresh Growers.

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