This BBQ sauce is nice and peachy, but ginger and mustard bring it back to classic barbecue flavors. Savory-sweet ketchup adds some depth to the sauce, and the black pepper is pronounced, but does not overwhelm the fresh peach. Using ripe peaches is important for this recipe, and depending on the sweetness and juiciness of your peaches, you may want to adjust consistency in the blender with a little water. It's the perfect finishing touch slathered on chicken legs or pork tenderloin—just make sure to brush the peach BBQ sauce on towards the end of cooking as its sugary nature makes it prone to burning if exposed to heat for too long. 


Credit: Caitlin Bensel; Prop Styling: Christina Daley; Food Styling: Robin Bashinsky

Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins
Serves 8 (serving size:1/4 cup)


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  • Combine peaches, water, sugar, ginger, and mustard in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high. Reduce heat to medium, and cook, whisking often, until mixture is thickened and peaches have broken down, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Place peach mixture in a blender. Remove center piece from blender lid; secure lid on blender, and place a clean towel over opening in lid. Process until smooth. Stir in ketchup, salt, and pepper.