Homemade Cherry BBQ Sauce

homemade cherry bbq sauce

I’m not sure it gets more Michigan than this homemade cherry BBQ (barbecue?) sauce. Tangy and sweet, this cherry recipe is summer in a BBQ sauce for sure. Fresh or frozen cherries work great here for year-round awesomeness. Let’s make my homemade cherry BBQ sauce!

homemade cherry bbq sauce
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5 from 3 votes

Cherry BBQ Sauce

Homemade Cherry goodness
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 batch
Author Jim


  • 2 cups pitted cherries
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot/onion
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • salt and pepper


  • In a small saucepot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the shallot/onion and the pinch of salt/grind of pepper. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Once shallot/onion has softened, add cherries, vinegar, and brown sugar. Cook for another 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring often.
  • Once sauce has cooked out, mix the cornstarch with a bit of water and stir in. Cook for another 5 minutes to thicken. Serve warm or chill immediately.


Serving: 8people | Calories: 70kcal

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