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Homemade Apricot BBQ Sauce

Posted by on July 21, 2016

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!


Homemade Apricot BBQ Sauce - IdlewildAlaska

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

Homemade BBQ Sauce - IdlewildAlaska

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.

Apricot BBQ Sauce - IdlewildAlaska

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!)

Homemade Apricot BBQ Sauce - IdlewildAlaska


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2 Responses to Homemade Apricot BBQ Sauce

  1. Elizabeth

    2 cups of apple cider vinegar seems like a lot. I’ve been simmering for the past hour and the smell is 100% apple cider vinegar.

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