Monday, February 22, 2010

Maple Monday-Apple Butter BBQ Sauce

This is an easy, sweet and spicy barbecue sauce that is fantastic on ribs. It looks like a lot of ingredients but you probably have 75% of them in your pantry right now.

  • If you want to make this even easier, combine 4 cups of your favorite bold and spicy barbeque sauce and add 3/4 cup of apple butter and 1/2 cup of maple syrup. Follow the rest of the directions for the recipe below.
  • Taste the sauce after it has simmered for 20 minutes and adjust sweet or spicy levels to your tastes from this point. Add more maple syrup, brown sugar or apple butter to make it sweeter or more cayenne or hot sauce to make it spicier.
  • When I store it, I like to place a small bay leaf on top of the sauce before I seal it up. It gives it a nice, interesting flavor that doesn't overpower the apple butter or maple flavors.

Apple Butter BBQ Sauce

1 29oz can tomato sauce
3/4 cup apple butter
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup maple syrup
3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons brown mustard
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Once it begins to boil turn the heat down to low and let simmer for at least 20 minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Use immediately or cool slightly and refrigerate for up to 30 days.


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