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apple jalapeno bbq sauce
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4.78 from 9 votes

Apple Jalapeno BBQ Sauce

This apple Jalapeno BBQ sauce is the perfect mix of savory and sweet with a little kiss of heat.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Barbecue, Party Food
Servings: 2 cups


  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 medium jalapeno finely diced (seeds removed if you want mild sauce)


  • In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients and whisk to combine. Cook over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Transfer to a lidded jar and chill in the refrigerator overnight before using. Will last 2 weeks in the fridge if stored in an airtight container.


The spice level in this recipe is adjustable. If you like it spicy, you can dice the whole jalapeno (seeds and everything) and if you like it more mild, remove the seeds and white ribs inside the pepper before dicing.
If you are making the sauce same day, it will totally work fine. Waiting overnight is recommended to fully enhance the flavors, but I get that sometimes it doesn't work out.