When the peaches arrive we are so excited to eat them fresh, make peach cobbler, and add them as a topping to breakfast and dessert. However, when you find yourself with a few extra this year, consider making this ‘out of this world’ barbecue sauce.
The sweetness of this sauce, layered on top of pork chops or chicken breast that have been seasoned with a dry rub, has become one of the all time favorites around our house. Every summer when the peaches begin to ripen, it quickly becomes the most requested barbecue sauce by all members of the family.
But don’t let it be limited to meat on the grill. You can use this sauce on top of a thin slice of cream cheese on a cracker, or even mix it in a bar of cream cheese for a special spread or dip. The opportunities are endless when the flavor is this good.
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Peach Barbecue Sauce Recipe
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small red onion, peeled, sliced thin
3 peaches, pitted, cut into medium sized chunks
2 tablespoons peeled and minced fresh ginger
2 medium ripe tomatoes, cut into medium sized chunks
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup orange juice
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground allspice
Salt and black pepper to taste
1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil until hot, but before it begins to smoke.
2. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown (about 5-10 minutes).
3. Add the peaches, ginger, and tomatoes and cook, stirring frequently for 2 minutes.
4. Stir in the vinegar, orange juice, sugar, allspice, and salt and pepper to taste.
5. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the mixture is reduced by about 1/2 and thickened slightly, about 20-30 minutes. Taste and adjust for the seasoning as needed.
6. Transfer the sauce to a blender or food processor, filling the container no more than half full. Puree until smooth.
Mary and Jim