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Apricot-Habanero Barbecue Sauce

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You probably didn't think about making a barbecue sauce out of fruit. Well this fruit based barbecue sauce is sweet and hot. It works perfectly on poultry and pork. If you make it in advance the heat from the habanero will have time to mix with the other ingredients.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Makes about 3 cups


  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, roasted, peeled, and seeded
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2/3 cup dried apricots
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon powdered mustard
  • 4 tablespoon habanero hot sauce
  • salt to taste


Sauté onion and garlic with oil in a large skillet. Add bell pepper, water, apricots, brown sugar and apple cider vinegar. Reduce heat, stir together and simmer until apricots are soft, about 15 minutes. Combine with mustard, hot sauce and salt in a food processor. Blend until smooth.
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 4 out of 5
Great flavor, Member firemedic7769

This sauce was made 4 hours before application. The flavor starts fruity and ends with the flavored heat from the peppers. It was described by friends as a ""changing flavor."" I would highly recommend this to anyone that enjoys intense flavor.

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