Piquant Raspberry Barbecue Sauce

    1 hour 20 minutes

    Make your own barbecue sauce using the leftover juice from a finished jar of pickles! Piquant, sweet and unique.

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    Serves: 64 

    • 4 cups (1 litre) tomato sauce
    • 1 1/4 cups (400g) raspberry preserves
    • 1 cup (250ml) honey
    • 1 cup (250ml) dill pickle juice
    • 2 tablespoons spicy mustard
    • 1/4 cup (60g) brown sugar
    • 1/3 cup (80ml) red wine vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon chilli flakes
    • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion flakes
    • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
    • 1 pinch ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 dash Tabasco sauce, or to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:1hour10min  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Stir together the tomato sauce, raspberry preserves, honey, pickle juice, mustard, brown sugar, vinegar, chilli flakes, onion flakes, garlic powder and black pepper in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil while stirring. Reduce heat to low and stir in the hot sauce; allow to simmer about 1 hour.

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    I was looking for a way too use up raspberry preserves & this is a bonus, using pickle juice I would've normally just dumped down the drain! This recipe was a little out of my comfort zone so I'm having a difficult time reviewing it It was good-you can definately taste the raspberry, but it's not over-powering. It was pretty spicy-not belly-burning spicy but lips burning kinda spicy. Might want to tone down the spice if kids will be eating it! Also, it makes a ton! I halved the recipe & made 6 huge country style ribs & ended up w/about 2 cups of sauce leftover! Probably won't make it again but it was fun to try!! Thank you!  -  08 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Yes, amazing says it all. As lisa said put in the heat according to your families preferences.  -  30 Jan 2013  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was amazing. I've made it twice now Once with apple vinegar and caper juice and this last time with red wine vinegar and gherkin juice. This time a winner! Perfect blend of all flavors you look for in a bbq sauce. Amazing on pork!  -  15 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)