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Cherry habanero bbq sauce

Cherry Habanero BBQ Sauce

Course Sauce
Keyword Habanero Pepper
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 110kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups cherry preserves
  • 1 habanero pepper deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat, then add the diced habanero. Saute the habanero for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic to the pan and continue to saute the habanero and garlic for another 1 to 2 minutes. 
  • Add the cherry preserves, ketchup, orange juice, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, chipotle powder, onion powder, and salt. Stir well and bring to a quick boil.
  • Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, then allow the sauce to simmer for 15 minutes. 
  • Remove the sauce from the heat. For a milder sauce, remove the habanero pieces. For a spicier sauce, use a hand blender/food processor to process the habanero smooth into the sauce.
  • Allow the sauce to cool to room temperature, then use as a marinade, wet rub, or dip. 



Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg