When life hands you peaches – make a chipotle peach barbecue sauce.

Peaches have become my favorite summer fruit. It used to be apricots, closely followed by plums, but since moving east, the apricots and plums just don’t cut it. The California peaches, on the other hand, have been spectacular.

It’s not easy using up 5 pounds of peaches, but I gave it that ol’ college try, today!  I started with a sweet and spicy chipotle peach BBQ sauce.

I’ve made a few peach BBQ sauces over the years… this one, however, is the best, yet! It has the smokey heat of the chipotle powder and the sweetness of the peaches and brown sugar, with the perfect amount of tartness from apple cider vinegar. I done good.

The recipe made about a quart and a half. It will sit in the ‘fridge for a goodly amount of time. I don’t have to worry about using it up any time soon – especially since we’re heading west on Wednesday! Can’t wait to see everyone!

We should have a lot of tomatoes out back when we get home… Maybe a batch of this later in the season for canning?!? Hmmmmmmmm…..

Chipotle BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 6 peaches, chopped
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 4oz can chopped green chiles
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until peaches are cooked through.

Using an immersion blender, blend sauce thoroughly and completely.

Continue simmering until thick, stirring to keep sauce from scorching.