This Easy Homemade Cherry BBQ Sauce is made with fresh or frozen cherries and goes perfectly with chicken or pork. Make a big batch and keep it in the fridge or freezer all summer long! Includes how to recipe video
Course Sauces and Condiments
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 25minutes
Author Ashley Fehr
2cupsfresh or frozen sweet cherriespitted
2/3cup + 1 tablespoonwater
1pinchred chili flakes1/4 tsp if you like it spicy!
In a medium pot, combine cherries, ⅔ cup water, brown sugar, vinegar, tomato paste, garlic, salt and red pepper flakes.
Bring to a boil over medium high heat, then reduce to medium heat and simmer for 10 minutes, until cherries are soft and mixture is slightly reduced.
With an immersion blender (or in a food processor or a regular blender if you have one that handles hot liquids -- be sure to check!), puree cherries in the pot. Strain through a fine mesh sieve to remove remaining skins if desired.
Return sauce to the pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Combine 1 tablespoon water and corn starch. Whisk into the sauce gradually, thickening until desired consistency is reached.
Cool to room temperature and store in the refrigerator up to 2-3 weeks.