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Cherry BBQ Sauce

post #1 of 10
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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.
post #2 of 10
Thread Starter 
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.
post #3 of 10

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?

post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
I would say its more on the sweet side but not by much.
post #5 of 10

ok thanks I'll try it out and see how it goes.

post #6 of 10

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

post #7 of 10

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



post #8 of 10

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!



post #9 of 10

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

post #10 of 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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