Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Peach Barbecue Sauce

***Second post for tonight** The first isn't gardening related, so I added this one as well.

This is the second time I've made this, and yet again, it has turned out more as a topping rather than a sauce. I don't have a food processor or chopper or anything, so I can only get a peach as finely chopped as my dull knife will allow. Regardless of the consistency, I love it. It's sweet from the peaches and has just enough red pepper flakes to make the back end burn (no, not that back end, silly). It's so easy to prepare. I got the recipe off of Ball's Fresh Preserving site under Zesty Peach Barbecue sauce. You can find the recipe here.

I was able to use peppers and the red pepper flakes that came from our garden, so I only had to purchase the peaches, onions and garlic. I had everything else at the house. Peaches are rather cheap here at the moment, so I thought to take advantage of it. Since mine is chunkier than a sauce, I put it on top of my chicken during the last ten minutes or so of its cooking time. I really, really suggest it. You can it in a BWB, so it's amazingly simple and dresses up baked or grilled chicken without much thought.

Try it!

The morning comes early. Sweet preserving dreams.


  1. OMG.....I bet that's better than hoot owl pie! We don't have any peach trees, dangit! Maybe i'll plant some this fall? Hmmm....

  2. You dagum right it is. I can't get over how fresh, slightly firm and sweet the peaches stay and how well it mixes with the heat. You have to keep the recipe the way it is to can it, but you can add more red pepper flakes when you use it and make it hotter than Satan's house cat.

    We don't have peach trees either, but when the store has them for 78 cents a pound, I'll buy five or six peaches to make this topping.

  3. Those are just pretty to look at - let alone I bet it tastes wonderful!