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10 Minute Blackberry BBQ Sauce


This 10 Minute Blackberry BBQ Sauce can easily be made at home and is perfect for those last minute get togethers.

10 Minute Blackberry BBQ Sauce | Carrie's Experimental Kitchen

I don’t know how many times over the years that I decided to have last minute get togethers over the summer and found myself without bbq sauce when looking to grill chicken or ribs.

With the July 4th holiday this weekend, it got me thinking about how fun it would be to make a really quick sauce just for those occasions and came up with this 10 Minute Blackberry BBQ Sauce.

10 Minute Blackberry BBQ Sauce

Generally, bbq sauces contain some sort of tomato product, vinegar and sugar; which help to enhance their shelf life. For this recipe not only did I want to make something that could be ready quickly, I also wanted to

  1. Use as few ingredients as possible
  2. Use up ingredients I already had in my pantry

I started rifling through my refrigerator and pantry; then combined ketchup, seedless blackberry preserves, light brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, heated over medium high heat in a small saucepan for about 5 minutes; then added a little water to help thin it out a bit.

I had blackberry preserves on hand, but it’s not something I normally purchase as it happened to come in a 3 pack of preserves my husband bought at our local wholesale club when he did some food shopping for me recently.

You could substitute any seedless preserves, jams or jellies you have like peach, apricot, orange marmalade, raspberry, strawberry, etc.; which would all be good, but the flavor of your bbq sauce will change.

10 Minute Blackberry BBQ Sauce

This Blackberry BBQ Sauce was so thick and a little sweet, but when I basted it on some spareribs the flavor was intense and finger licking good! A little fruity. A little acidic.

In my opinion, just the right combination of both.  This bbq sauce would also go nicely on grilled chicken or mix it in with ground beef to create a new favorite burger recipe. ~Enjoy and Have a Happy 4th!

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10 Minute Blackberry BBQ Sauce
10 Minute Blackberry BBQ Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
This 10 Minute Blackberry BBQ Sauce can easily be made at home and is perfect for those last minute get togethers.
Course: Condiments, Sauces
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
  • 1 c . Ketchup
  • 1 c . Seedless Blackberry Preserves
  • 1/4 c . Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp . Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsp . Water
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over medium high heat until sauce is thickened and smooth; approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Use immediately or allow to cool; then keep refrigerated in an airtight container or jar. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for 6 months.

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    August 20, 2015 at 7:00 am - Reply

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  2. Shelby Harris
    August 4, 2016 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    Does it still work the same if you are using fresh blackberries?

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      August 5, 2016 at 6:27 am - Reply

      I haven’t tried it so I can’t say for certain, but it should work. You just may need to cook it a bit longer so it thickens more.

      • Mike
        March 4, 2018 at 1:43 pm - Reply

        Try using your recipe and cooking small ground round meatballs in it until done. Delicious.

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