maple peach barbecue sauce
This maple peach barbecue sauce is sweet, tangy and spicy. It is paleo friendly, vegan and gluten-free and is super simple to make.
We’re still staying at our place on Lake Champlain, which we share with my sister and her husband. The food sharing has been a little less smooth going so far this summer, and I have realized that my girls are chowing down on my sister’s groceries without my knowing it.
This is how I found myself making a trip to the store yesterday in search of replacement peaches and plums that my little snackers had pillaged from Jessie’s fruit stockpile. When I got there I saw that local Vermont peaches were finally here I went a little wild and bought enough peaches to resupply Jessie’s stash plus some. On the way home the girls and I brainstormed what to make with the extra peaches that would work for dinner and the blog. I mentioned the idea of making peach barbecue sauce with maple syrup and my oldest daughter told me I HAD to make it.
It came together really easily. I just sweated a sweet onion in a pot and then stirred in some spices to bloom them. I chose to use a heavy hand with the chipotle powder because this is a condiment, and is meant to be too strong on it’s own. When brushed over the chicken it was just the right amount of heat. After blooming the spices I stirred in peeled chopped peaches, dark maple syrup and cider vinegar. The peaches softened really quickly because they were so ripe to begin with. Then I just blasted it in the blender to make it smooth.
I brushed the sauce over the grilled chicken in the last minute or two on the grill and it came out so well. It was sweet, spicy and tangy. Yum!
More Peach Recipes and Barbecue Recipes To Check Out
- Make sure to check out our recipe for Maple Barbecue Grilled Chicken Thighs for barbecue fans.
- If you still have peaches here are some more ideas for you!
- This Grilled Peach, Corn and Blue Cheese Cobb Salad and this Pork and Peach Kebab recipe are great sweet and savory dinner recipes to try.
- We think this recipe for Peach Cobbler Smoothie with Oats and this Peach Recovery Smoothie if you are still looking for more peach ideas.
- If you love BBQ flavors try this Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken or this Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Beef to make sandwiches! Delish.
- For the Fourth of July check out our healthy Barbecue tips to keep the calories in check while you are celebrating the holiday.
- Our Peach Blueberry Crisp is TO DIE FOR. Do not miss it!
More Sauces, Condiments and Pickling Recipes To Make The Most Of Summer Produce
- This Pickled Carrot Recipe is a great way to preserve carrots this summer and fall. They are zippy!
- Our Rhubarb Compote makes a delicious topping for yogurt or ice cream.
- This recipe for Maple Pickled Onions is a great addition to Burgers, Charcuterie Boards and classic Fish Tacos.
- I like to freeze a batch or twelve of this Basil Pesto to last me through the rest of the year. It is perfect for quick dinners all year round!
Maple peach barbecue sauce, paleo friendly, vegan and gluten-free. This no tomato barbecue sauce is sweet and spicy and tangy. Brush it over chicken in the last few minutes of grilling.
- 2 teaspoons avocado oil or organic canola oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground chipotle chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon cumin
- Generous pinch allspice
- 2 peaches, peeled and diced
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup, dark or amber
- 4 teaspoons cider vinegar
- Swirl oil in the bottom of a large saucepan. Add onion, cover and place over medium heat. Cook, removing lid and stirring occasionally until the onion is softened and starting to brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle salt, chipotle, cumin, and allspice and cook stirring until the spices are fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add peaches, maple syrup and vinegar, and stir to coat. Cover and increase heat to medium-high. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium low or to maintain a gentle simmer and cook until the peaches are completely soft and breaking down, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth (use caution when blending hot liquids.) Cool before using.
- Serving Size: 3 tablespoons
- Calories: 47
- Sugar: 8 g
- Sodium: 254 mg
- Fat: 1 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 9 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 0 g