Cherry BBQ Sauce

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by creed0423, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. My boss asked me to smoke some dove for him this weekend (that he shot). So after weeks of research I decided on smoking it with cherrt wood and using a cherry bbq sauce. I will do a qview tomorrow night about that.

    The cherry bbq sauce turned out amazing! Now I hate cherries but my god this was sooo good.

    I just found a recipe online and followed it to a "T".

    If you guys can not read it let me know and ill just post the reciepe here.
  2. After looking at that you can't read it, so here it is.

    1 medium onion, chopped
    2 tablespoons of butter
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    2 cups fresh OR frozen dark sweer cherries, pitted and coarsely chopped
    1 cup ketchup
    2/3 cup packed Brown sugar
    1/4 cup cider vinegar
    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    2 teaspoons ground mustard
    1/2 teaspoon pepper
    1/8 teaspoon liquid smoke, optional
    (I used 1 teaspoon black pepper and frozen cherries)

    In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 20 minutes or until cherries are tender and sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally. Yield: about 3-1/2 cups.
  3. I use cherry wood and spritz with an apple/cherry or pomagranate/cherry juice with my pork. I havent found a bbq sauce yet comercial or homemade that goes with it. I was thinking of a cherry bbq sauce which i have yet to try. Is this bbq more of a savory or sweet or does it have a good balence to it?
  4. I would say its more on the sweet side but not by much.
  5. ok thanks I'll try it out and see how it goes.
  6. So update on the bbq sauce. I'm making it right now and I love the smell and the taste I think its what I been looking for. I did change one thing though instead of using the butter I used 1/4 cup rum to sautee the onion and garlic in. its amazing
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the recipe. It is going in the to do list for sure.

  8. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks like a good sauce.  Might have to give that a try.

    I took my sauce (PGSmoker's BDSE)  <that is a link, click it...     and added a homemade cherry glaze to it and that was pretty good too.  The glaze was simple...

    1/2 pound of fresh cherries, pitted and sliced in half

    1/2 cup or more of sugar

    allow cherries to macerate for a few hours then heat until thick

    add a little corn starch slurry to thicken the mixture

    add to the BDSE sauce and viola!  Awesome sauce that we used on some smoked cornish game hens, but I would much rather have some dove!

  9. So I gave it a try on some ribs tonight but I ended up cutting it with a pulled pork finishing sauce and it came out amazing
  10. We canned a ton of cherry preserves in the spring, and I've been looking for a way to use them on the grill or in smokes,  I think this will work nicely, I'll be giving it a try.  Thanks!

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