Opened jar of Cherry BBQ Barbecue Sauce on a white plate with a brush dipped in sauce
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Cherry BBQ Sauce

This Cherry BBQ Sauce is fantastic with chicken, pork, and a variety of other proteins!
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword canning cherry bbq sauce,, cherry bbq sauce recipe,, cherry bbq sauce,
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 32 tablespoons
Calories 35kcal
Author Beth Neels


  • 6 c cherries fresh or frozen
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 7 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbsp molasses
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 2/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp pineapple juice


  • Pit cherries. Process cherries in food processor.  Strain juice with a fine sieve to remove bits of skin. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. 
  • Sweat onions in oil until they are soft and very fragrant. 
  • Add minced garlic and cook along for another few minutes until that is very fragrant.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the pan. Bring to a low boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer until sauce is thickened, about 50 minutes.


Calories: 35kcal