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5 from 8 votes

Blackberry BBQ Sauce

Author: Cynthia


  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups ripe blackberries
  • 1-2 fresh green chiles minced, depending on how spicy you like it. (I used one serrano and it was the right amount of heat even for my 13 year old)
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • extra siracha or other hot sauce if desired


  • In a medium saucepan, mix all ingredients, except for butter and siracha, together over a medium low heat, stirring occasionally until sauce is well blended and hot. Remove from heat. Stir in butter. Let cool, 10-15 minutes.
  • In a blender, with a heat proof jar, blend sauce in batches. For safety, cover lid with a towel. Check seasoning, adding more salt or hot sauce if desired.
  • Brush warm sauce over skewers, chicken, pork or ribs.