Tangy Cherry BBQ Sauce
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Tangy Cherry BBQ Sauce

Prep: 15 minutes plus cooling
Cook: 25 minutes • Serves: 16

1 pound sweet cherries, stemmed and pitted
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup yellow mustard
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1. In medium saucepot, heat all ingredients to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally; reduce heat to low and cook 20 minutes or until cherries are very tender, stirring occasionally.

2. Carefully transfer cherry mixture to blender and blend on high until smooth; cool completely. Refrigerate sauce in an airtight container up to 2 weeks. Makes about 4 cups.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (1/4 cup):
63 Calories, 0g Fat (0g Saturated), 0mg Cholesterol,
248mg Sodium, 16g Carbohydrates, 1g Fiber, 1g Protein

Chef Tip:
Serve Tangy Cherry BBQ Sauce over chicken, duck, pork ribs or salmon.