Peach BBQ Sauce Recipe

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I didn’t truly appreciate peaches until I moved to Portland.  Honestly, I think Kramer was on the right track ordering peaches every year from Oregon, although there is no such thing as a Mackinaw Peach.  I was bumping around my local market and got hit with the fragrant smell of ripe peaches and immediately thought of making a homemade bbq sauce and smothering it on my pork spare ribs

The key to keeping the sugar content low is using ripe peaches.    I learned the lesson of my changed taste buds when my mother-in-law was over and I made her ribs and based them with the Peach BBQ sauce.  She loved it but kept saying it was tangy.  At the time, I was confused because it tasted dang sweet to me and then I realized, um, yeah, diet difference.  If you want to kick up the sugar content I recommend  using  Muscovado Sugar , Brown sugar or maple syrup as the flavors will  pair well with the sauce.   However for Mr. Bejelly and I this is tasty as is and needs no more sugar.  Here’s a photo of my Dry Rubbed Oven Baked Ribs smothered in the homemade bbq sauce.  It is a chunkier sauce so  you can either puree it or cook it longer to break everything down a tad more if you want a smoother sauce.

Peach BBQ Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving


  • 3 slices of bacon
  • 1 lb of Ripe Peaches 3 medium, skinned and diced -
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 3 oz Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 medium red onion peeled and diced.
  • 2 Tablespoons of Blackstrap Molasses
  • 1/4 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  1. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat add your bacon slices and let them cook for 5 minutes.
  2. You just want the fat of the bacon to soften before you add all the other ingredients.
  3. Place all the ingredients in the pan and simmer over low heat for 3 hours. Around the 2 hour mark, I would check the sauce and start mashing up the ingredients to help them break down quicker.
  4. Enjoy

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  1. Our Small Hours July 2, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Oh YUM! (As usual!) I’m pinning and stumbling this one.

    1. Bejelly July 2, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      Thank you!

  2. Tammy July 2, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Sounds like a yummy sauce.

  3. Marcie W. July 2, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I’ve been looking for a sugar free BBQ sauce and just happen to love the peach flavors. Thank you!

    1. Bejelly July 2, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      With ripe peaches it tastes nice and sweet so I hope that you like it.

  4. Amanda July 2, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    drool!! that looks so good!

  5. April July 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Your photography is amazing, I love this recipe!

    1. Bejelly July 2, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  6. marg July 2, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    nommy goodness!

  7. Donna July 2, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    I love peaches! I’ve never tried a peach bbq sauce though. Must try it!

  8. Penelope July 2, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Omg, are you serious? Is it legal to have something so yummy? This looks incredible!

    1. Bejelly July 2, 2012 at 6:46 pm

      Lol, thanks 😛 I hope that you try it.

  9. Zipporah Sandler July 2, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    I want some crusty bread, ribs with this sauce and a LOT of napkins.

  10. Billie July 2, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Yum that sounds good. I just had peach salsa today.

  11. Jenn July 3, 2012 at 5:32 am

    Yum! This is perfect for the 4th.

  12. Jennifer July 3, 2012 at 11:06 am

    wow, this sounds amazingly perfect!!

  13. Chowstalker July 3, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    This is the perfect use for almost too ripe peaches and I’m really looking forward to trying it!

    1. Bejelly July 3, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      Thanks Patty! I hope that you like it!

  14. Courtney July 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Oooh yum! I love using peaches in recipes, never tried a bbq sauce though!!

  15. Connie July 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Your photos are incredible…I don’t even like peaches and you made them look delicious!

  16. HilLesha July 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Now that sounds and looks good!

  17. debra July 3, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    This looks incredible and I bet it tastes just as good.

  18. Emily @FamilyNLifeLV July 3, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Wow! I am not usually one for sweet sauces but this sounds heavenly!

  19. MomStart (Ashley) July 5, 2012 at 5:34 am

    Mmmmm…. Never thought of peach BBQ… I might have to try that out.

  20. Theresa July 5, 2012 at 6:05 am

    I don’t care for peach, but my kids would love this!

  21. Laurel July 31, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    This looks delicious! Do you think I could let it cook down in a crock pot?

    1. Bejelly July 31, 2012 at 1:40 pm

      I think it would still turn out awesome in the crockpot 🙂