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Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce

If you’ve been a reader of A Family Feast for a while, then you may already know that my husband Jack is a fan of making his own homemade barbecue sauces.

Counting today’s delicious Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce, we have a total of eight homemade barbecue sauce recipes on our website right now. (And there’s no doubt in my mind – more will be coming!)


Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce

How do you make this homemade barbecue sauce?

This Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce is sweet, rich and delicious! Peach slices (fresh or frozen will work) are combined with sautéed onions, jalapeno pepper, and bourbon, then simmered together with a little bit of water until the peaches are super tender.

Next, the cooked peaches are blended with molasses, honey, soy sauce, and both apple cider vinegar and balsamic vinegar – plus a variety of seasonings. Then the sauce is simmered until thickened – and the flavors both intensify and meld together into one fantastic homemade barbecue sauce!

Homemade barbecue sauces are a lot of fun to make and this Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce is one of Jack’s best! Better yet – it’s made with lots of ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen – so anyone can make this delicious Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce at home!


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Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce

Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce

  • Author: A Family Feast
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups
  • Category: sauce
  • Cuisine: barbecue


2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 cup finely diced red onion

2 tablespoons finely diced jalapeno pepper

¼ cup bourbon

1 pound frozen peaches (or fresh peaches that have been pitted, peeled and sliced)

1 ½ cups water, divided

¾ cup packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons molasses

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons tomato paste

¼ cup ketchup

¼ cup soy sauce

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

½ teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon chili powder

½ teaspoon dry mustard

Pinch cayenne powder

¼ teaspoon liquid smoke


In a large sauce pan, heat oil over medium heat and add onion and jalapeno. Cook until soft, about 3-4 minutes.

Add bourbon and cook for one minute to evaporate.

Add peaches and 1 cup of the water and cook for 10 minutes until tender.

Pour the contents of the pan into a food processor and puree until smooth then return to the pan along with all of the other ingredients.

Cook over medium heat until desired thickness. We cooked ours for about five minutes.

Keywords: peach, bourbon, barbecue sauce


Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce

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  • Craig martel wrote:

    looks yummy,
    can this be stored at room temp in sauce bottles ?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Craig – Not without canning it. We aren’t canning experts, and haven’t tried canning this ourselves…you’ll need to test the acidity level of your sauce to determine if water bath canning or pressure canning is needed. Hope that helps!

  • Lori wrote:

    I accidentally scorched a batch of peach preserves (11 pounds of peaches). Rather than throwing out the batch, I found this recipe. I made a few modifications, and cooked it up tonight. All I can say is wow!! Can’t wait to try it on our smoked meats. This sauce will be a hit. Thank you.

    • Martha wrote:

      You’re welcome Lori – so glad you were able to “save” those peach preserves!

  • Lisa wrote:

    This is so yummy!! I am smoking a pork butt this week and made your bbq sauce with fresh GA peaches. It is delicious and I am excited to serve it. Thank you so much for the recipe.

    • Martha wrote:

      You’re very welcome Lisa – so glad the recipe was a hit!

  • Ryan wrote:

    So good! Thank you for this recipe. Amazing!

    • Martha wrote:

      Glad you liked it Ryan!

  • Terry wrote:

    Could this be processed and canned?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Terry – We haven’t tried doing so ourselves, and without testing, I can’t say for sure.

  • Patricia Miinchow wrote:

    Just a quick question, how long does this sauce last if bottles or stored in the refrigerator? Looking forward to making it.

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Patricia – We stored ours refrigerated for a few weeks. If you want to keep it longer, I’d suggest canning it in jars. Hope that helps!

  • Alma wrote:

    Delicious!! Made it today, awaiting tomorrow’s smoked pork shoulder.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Alma! Sounds like a great Sunday dinner!

  • Pansy wrote:

    Wow great food I’m really Like this Thank you Martha for sharing good food post

    • Martha wrote:

      You’re welcome Pansy! We hope you enjoy the recipes!

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