Opened jar of Cherry BBQ Barbecue Sauce on a white plate with a brush dipped in sauce
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5 from 10 votes

Cherry BBQ Sauce

This Cherry BBQ Sauce is fantastic with chicken, pork, and a variety of other proteins!
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 32 tablespoons
Calories 35kcal
Author Beth Neels
Cost $3




  • 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.


Recipe can be multiplied, but don't do more than 3 times the recipe. 
Test lids for seal. Press center of lid down in the middle. If it flexes up and down, jar is not sealed.
If lids have not sealed, store those jars in refrigerator and consume those jars first.
Store in a cool place.


Calories: 35kcal