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Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

A sweet and smokey flavoured barbecue sauce great for smoked chicken or pork, or use to make chicken wings.
Author K. Putman and J. Fertig


  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup cherry preserves
  • 1 cup cherry juice
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chipotle pepper sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp onion powder


  1. In a medium sauce pan bring all ingredients to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally for 20-30 minutes to let flavours blend.
  3. Keeps in fridge for 6 months in air-tight container.
  4. If you want to keep it longer, and maybe not in the fridge, preserve it by putting the sauce in canning jars and processing in a bath for 10 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Champion BBQ Secrets for Real Smoked Food