Cherry BBQ Sauce

The tart, sweet flavors of this BBQ sauce are a great twist on a traditional cookout. Seal the Seasons Tart Cherries are already pitted, washed, and ready to use – which means saving time in the kitchen! Whether you’re slow cooking in the oven or showing off your skills on the grillthis sauce is sure to impress your friends and family.  

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Cherry BBQ Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Seal the Seasons Staff


3Cups Seal the Seasons NY Tart Cherries 

3 Tbsp olive oil 

2Cloves garlic, minced  

1Onion, diced  

1 1/2Cups ketchup  

2/3Cup brown sugar  

1/4Cup apple cider vinegar  

1 Shot (2 oz) Honey Whiskey (optional) 

3Tbsp. water  

2Tbsp. ground mustard  

1Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce  

1/4Tsp. cayenne pepper  

Salt and pepper to taste  


STEP 1: Thaw and drain Seal the Seasons frozen cherries 

STEP 2: Heat olive oil in sauce pan and saute onion and garlic over medium heat until soft and fragrant. 

STEP 3: Add the ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, whiskey, water, ground mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne pepperStir and bring mixture to a simmer. 

STEP 4: Add the cherries and salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook over low heat for 20 minutes, or until sauce thickens 

STEP 5: Once thickened, remove sauce from heat and puree in food processor until smooth.  

STEP 6: Let cool and enjoy!