Cherry Barbecue Sauce
Makes about 4 cups
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound fresh cherries, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  1. In a large Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Add cherries, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until cherries are tender. Add ketchup and all remaining ingredients; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  2. Transfer mixture to the container of a blender; remove center piece from blender to let steam escape, and cover with a clean towel to prevent splatters. Process until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.
Recipe by Paula Deen Magazine at