Cherry Balsamic Barbecue Sauce

It is cherry season! Have you been enjoying them? This sauce marries well with Pork!

Cherry Balsamic Barbecue Sauce

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Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups dark sweet cherries, pitted and stems removed
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add in the onion and saute for about 5 minutes. Add in the garlic and saute for another minute or two.
  • Stir in the cherries, ketchup, brown sugar, balsamic, worcestershire sauce, ground mustard, and black pepper.
    Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Transfer to a blender or food processor (or keep it in the pan and use an immersion blender). Blend until smooth. 
    Return to pan. Bring it back to a simmer and continue simmering for another 10 minutes. 
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