Step up your BBQ sauce game and add a little something fruity to it. Peach BBQ sauce is a nice twist of the classic sauce with bold flavors but also some sweet and fruity notes. It goes great with chicken, pork, and seafood!
Peach BBQ Sauce
This is a great BBQ sauce whether you want to add a fruity touch to your meats or you simply taking advantage of extra peaches. When it’s peach season, I make sure to grab extras just to make peach jams, sweet peach toppings, or this Peach BBQ sauce.
Peach is one of those fruit that goes perfectly with just about anything from ice cream, to pancakes, to meats. Chicken is great paired with peaches and so is pork.
You can also add a little special touch to your burgers with this BBQ sauce, a few slices of bacon, and caramelized onions. This sauce is tangy, sweet, and a little spicy, which is quite complementary to so many barbecued meats!
How To Make Peach BBQ Sauce
Ingredients you will need:
Garlic – use fresh garlic for the best flavor
Ginger – ginger should be fresh as well, it will truly give you the best results.
Apple cider vinegar – if you need to substitute, use sherry vinegar.
Tomato sauce – make sure it’s tomato sauce not tomato paste, and not flavored.
Sweetness – to sweeten and give it some aroma, use brown sugar, maple syrup, and molasses.
Spices – paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and a pinch of cayenne. It’s easy to adjust the spice level of your sauce by adding a little more or a little less cayenne.
First step is always to prep your ingredients before starting to cook. So peel, pit, and chop the peaches. Dice onion, smash and mince the garlic, and grate the ginger. Measure out the rest of the ingredients.
Sauté shallot and peaches in a sauce pot until softened and add the garlic and ginger. Mix and sauté until aromatic.
Mix in remaining ingredients and bring it to a simmer. Once the sauce starts to simmer, lower the heat to low, cover, and cook for about 30 minutes. Make sure to stir from time to time.
Take the lid off, stir, and let the sauce gently simmer for about another 15 minutes and take off heat.
FAQ and Tips:
Make sure to cool the sauce down before transferring it into a jar and storing!
Store the sauce in the refrigerator, in a glass jar or another food storage container with an air-tight lid. Stored properly, it should last for 7-10 days.
Can I freeze homemade BBQ sauce?
Yes, absolutely. Just note that the consistency and texture can be affected once thawed.
To freeze it, transfer cooled sauce into a freezer zip-top bag and get as much air out as you can. Close it tight, label and freeze for up to 3 months. (You can also separate the sauce into several smaller freezer bags and freeze it in batches.) Thaw frozen sauce overnight in the refrigerator.
What goes well with Peach BBQ Sauce?
Burgers, of course
Smoked Meatballs, instead of the classic BBQ
Peach BBQ Sauce
- 1-2 tbsp canola oil for cooking
- 14 oz peaches about 4-5 peaches
- 1-2 shallots diced
- 4 garlic cloves crushed and minced
- 1 inch ginger root minced or grated
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp molasses
- 16 oz tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2-1 tsp coarse salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- pinch cayenne pepper
- Preheat the ingredients before starting to cook. Peel, pit, and chop the peaches. Dice onion, smash and mince the garlic, and grate the ginger. Measure out the rest of the ingredients.
- Preheat a medium sauce pot over medium heat and add oil. Add onion and peaches and saute for a few minutes, until softened.
- Make a little well in the center and add in garlic and ginger. Saute just until fragrant and mix.
- Mix in remaining ingredients and bring to simmer.
- Once the sauce starts to simmer, lower the heat to low, cover, and cook about 30 minutes. Make sure to stir from time to time.
- Take the lid off, stir, and let the sauce gently simmer for about 15 more minutes and take off heat.