Peach BBQ Sauce Recipe

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Last Updated on December 16, 2023

This simple Peach BBQ Sauce recipe uses fresh peaches to wow your taste buds. You’ll smother this on all your grilled meats and fruit for an extra special meal.

Homemade Peach BBQ Sauce in a glass container with a brush on top. There is a fresh peach in the background.

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.

Do you need a food processor for this simple BBQ sauce recipe?

You don’t. You can actually make this Peach BBQ sauce just by following the directions and then mashing it up as directed below. I can’t wait until you try the flavor of this delicious and sweet barbecue sauce. It’s a great way to make fresh peaches and turn them into delicious peach barbecue sauce.

Ingredients to make peach barbecue sauce

You’ll find that the fresh peaches and apple cider vinegar create the perfect peach BBQ sauce flavor.

  • 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


You’re going to love how amazing this simple this recipe is.

Warm up a medium saucepan

In a medium saucepan over medium heat add your bacon slices and let them cook for 5 minutes.

You just want the fat of the bacon to soften before you add all the other ingredients.

Put the ingredients in for 180 minutes cook time (3 hours)

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.


Do I need to take the skin off the fresh peach fruit?

Add this step to your prep time because you’re going to want to take off the skin from the peach first. You can do this by using the water bath method as it’s a fast and easy way to take off the peach skin.

Don’t skip this step. It’s what makes the peach bbq sauce have a nice and smooth consistency.

How to make homemade sauce recipes sweeter

The addition of the fresh peach is what adds a lot of natural sugar to this simple BBQ sauce recipe but if you want, even more, you can add it in. The great thing about bbq sauces is that they tend to vary in sweetness. Some sauces are sweetened by the addition of honey while others are sweetened by brown sugar. And you’ll also find sauces that aren’t sweet at all but instead are flavored with garlic or even mustard, too.

No matter what you’re cooking, you can pick a sauce that is spicy, sweet, or somewhere in between. Then the next time that you’ve cooked up some grilled pork or chicken, you can always change out the type of sauce recipes and give it a new flavor.

How to store barbecue sauce

Keep in mind that once you make this peach bbq sauce, you’re going to likely have some leftover. This means that you can use it for another bbq later on down the road. (pulled pork is an awesome idea)

As long as you store the sauce in an airtight container, you should be able to keep this recipe in the fridge for several days without issue.

I love to make this up for the family in July because that’s when I find that the local peach options are the sweetest! When I can make this simple peach bbq sauce with fresh peaches, I literally don’t have to add in anything else to the sauce recipe.

One of the other big pluses of this simple sauce recipe is that you can make it spicy, too. The peaches combined with a bit of hot sauce or even cayenne paper take this simple sauce recipe to a whole other level!

What type of meat tastes great with peach recipes?

This peach recipe is great with all kinds of bbq but my main loves are pork, bourbon chicken, and anything that is spiced with pepper and salt.

The sweet and salty combination of this delicious bbq sauce creates an amazing and wonderful flavor.

Now that you know how easy it can be to make this peach sauce, it’s time to make it on your own! You’re going to find that this easy recipe is the perfect combination of 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar, peaches, and other simple ingredients.

I’ve even eaten this peach recipe on toast in the morning, too! Don’t judge me! I just might be a peach addict and I’m not ashamed of it!

I think that once you make this simple peach recipe, you’re going to find out what makes this at the top of my bbq list. If you have any other fun ways to use peaches with bbq meat, make certain to let me know in the comment section below!

Peach BBQ Sauce
Yield: 2 1/2 cups

Peach BBQ Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes



  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

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 28Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 86mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

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