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cherry chipotle bbq sauce
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4.75 from 4 votes

Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Barbecue
Servings: 2 cups


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen sweet cherries pits removed
  • 1 chipotle pepper
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce taken from the can of chipotle peppers
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a medium saucepan, combine all of the ingredients. Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes, stirring often. Turn off the heat and allow the sauce to cool before transferring to a blender. Blend until the sauce is smooth.
  • Store the sauce in a tightly sealed jar or container. Will last for 1 week in the refrigerator.


As written, this recipe has only the slightest kick of spiciness. If you want to increase the heat, add another chipotle pepper and some more of the adobo sauce.