Apple Cider Barbecue Sauce

Sweet and spicy apple cider barbecue sauce. A perfect addition to chicken, pork, pizza and so much more!

Sweet and spicy apple cider barbecue sauce recipe from @bakedbyrachel

We’re still in the midst of our NCIS catchup game. It’s kind of crazy how much we still have to watch. And, only getting to watch 2-3 a night means we’ll be at this for a while. It’s been fun starting from the beginning. When we were previously watching it, we started at some point a season or more in. Then, randomly caught older episodes during weekend marathons. But now, we’re able to really get to know the characters, their quirks and how they knew each other before. I love how they’re always trying to tie past episodes into the current ones with flashbacks or little comments here and there.

Totally unrelated, but I added a new Pandora station to my lineup not too long ago. You might laugh, but… it’s the Milli Vanilli station and it’s seriously super fun. It happened because I wanted to hear Blame It On The Rain. And yes, it was definitely raining when this all came to mind. It has so many flashback songs from the late 80’s and early 90’s. A must add.

Sweet and spicy apple cider barbecue sauce recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’m still partly in shock that it’s September. A full week in and past Labor Day even. I’m not complaining though. It is my favorite time of the year! I probably dream about it all year long… not literally of course… or at least not that I remember. I wouldn’t be entirely surprised if it turned out I had been dreaming about apples, colorful leaves etc.

Living in the northeast, we’re lucky enough to be able to get apple cider year round. But, I know for others it’s just coming into season.

This apple cider barbecue sauce is the perfect way to welcome Fall, while still enjoying the last few weeks of Summer. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. An amazing addition to all of your favorite cuts of meat, pizza and so much more. It can be used on just about anything!

Big bonus, since this barbecue sauce is from scratch, you can completely adjust the level of heat to your liking! If you like it super spicy, kick it up a notch. Or, go the other way and downplay the spices for a sweeter sauce. Either way you make it, you’ll be in heaven with this homemade apple cider barbecue sauce!

PS… you’ll need this recipe for something later in the week. Just a little something to look forward to!

Sweet and spicy apple cider barbecue sauce recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Apple Cider Barbecue Sauce

Sweet and spicy apple cider barbecue sauce. A perfect addition to chicken, pork, pizza and so much more!
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Barbecue

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C apple cider
  • 1 Tb all purpose flour
  • 1 Tb apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 C ketchup
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp red pepper flakes optional

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, whisk together apple cider and flour. Whisk in remaining ingredients. Cook over medium heat, whisking frequently until mixture thickens. 
  • Remove from heat. Transfer to a clean jar or storage container. 
  • Use immediately or chill until ready to use. 

Notes

Recipe yields roughly 3/4 cup.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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