The deli at our local grocery store used to give away an apricot BBQ sauce with the chicken tenders. I bought the chicken just so I could get the sauce. I loved it. For whatever reason, they quit carrying it and switched to a boring honey BBQ sauce. No thanks! So I decided it was time to start making my own homemade apricot BBQ sauce!
I’ve been waiting a while for a good deal on organic apricots. They’re usually on the expensive side here in AK, if they’re even available at all. Thanks to Costco, I got a whole case for a pretty decent deal. Homemade apricot BBQ sauce was the first thing I thought of. This BBQ sauce is on the sweet side and goes great with chicken.
This is a pretty easy BBQ sauce to make. Between the hubby and I, were going to have every flavor of BBQ sauce on our shelves pretty soon! (He’s got a mustard BBQ sauce that’s to die for, but he says its his secret recipe. Sorry!)
Homemade Apricot BBQ Sauce
2 lbs apricots (About 10 apricots), halved. Discard the pits.
3 tomatoes, diced
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
1 onion, minced
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups apple cider vinegar
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white wine
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons spicy brown mustard
1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon cloves
Roast the the tomatoes, jalapeno, onion, and garlic at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until softened.
Put the apricots, roasted veggies, and the rest of the ingredients in a large stock pot and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 hours, stirring every once in a while, until the sauce is the consistency of a somewhat thin BBQ sauce.
Fill pint jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Water bath process jars for 30 minutes.
This is a great sauce for cooking and for dipping. A perfect summery treat! Enjoy!
(Check out my award winning Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce too!)