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Habanero Peach Barbecue Sauce | Magnolia Days

Habanero Peach Barbecue Sauce

Use this Habanero Peach Barbecue Sauce on pork, chicken, or seafood. It's thick, rich, fruity, sweet, and has a kick of heat from fresh peppers.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Author Renee


  • 1 medium-size sweet onion finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 2 habanero peppers seeded and finely chopped*
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 2 large peaches peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup peach preserves
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar


  1. Cook onion with oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat until onion is softened and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, ginger, and peppers. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly, or until fragrant.
  3. Add ketchup, peaches, and preserves. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in vinegar.
  5. Puree sauce in a blender (in 2 batches if needed. Be careful not to fill a blender full with hot liquids when blending or it may expand out the top of the blender).

Recipe Notes

Two habanero peppers makes a mild sauce. Use more peppers if a hotter sauce is desired. Use your judgement on how many additional peppers to use for your desired heat level.