Maple Peach Barbecue sauce is simple to make with ingredients already in your pantry. Packed with flavors of sweet with a kick of spice for the most delicious barbecue sauce recipe.
If you’re familiar with water bath canning, you can certainly make a big batch and put up a few bottles of this sauce. We bottle it in barbecue sauce jars and stock our own pantry. A bottle of homemade barbecue sauce also makes a great gift. There’s really nothing better than something homemade with love! Feel free to use either fresh or frozen peaches. Most of the peaches dissolve while the sauce cooks and thickens. The smaller you cut the peaches, the more the fruit will dissolve.
Many times, I’ll purchase fruit or berries at the farmers market and process it immediately. Which means, placing berries in freezer, zip-style bags and laying them flat in our upright freezer. With something like peaches, I’ll peel and slice them, then place in freezer zip-style bags. Those also get laid flat in the freezer.
Looking for more inspiration and tips on home canning? Be sure and check out Ball Canning’s website!
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Maple Peach Barbecue Sauce
- ¾ cup cider vinegar
- ½ cup tomato paste
- 1 cup fresh peaches peeled, cut into small cubes
- ½ cup molasses
- ¾ cup dark maple syrup
- ½ cup water
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon ground mustard
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- In a medium saucepan, add all of the ingredients and cook over medium heat, whisking together to dissolve any lumps. Cook until the peaches are softened and the sauce has thickened to desired consistency, about 20 minutes.
- To check the thickness, transfer a small amount to a small cup and place it in the freezer until cool.
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