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Raspberry Hot Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Raspberry Hot Barbecue Sauce

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"Have you finished off a jar of pickles? Instead of dumping the juice, consider this piquant barbecue sauce. The unique aroma of pickle juice combines with the fruity sweetness of raspberry to create a smooth sauce suited for general barbecue recipes."

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Original recipe makes 8 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 10 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Stir together the ketchup, raspberry preserves, honey, pickle juice, mustard, brown sugar, vinegar, red pepper flakes, onion flakes, garlic powder, and black pepper in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil while stirring. Reduce heat to low and stir in the hot sauce; allow to simmer about 1 hour.
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Jun 08, 2009

I was looking for a way too use up raspberry preserves & this is a bonus, using pickle juice I would've normally just dumped down the drain! This recipe was a little out of my comfort zone so I'm having a difficult time reviewing it:) It was good-you can definately taste the raspberry, but it's not over-powering. It was pretty spicy-not belly-burning spicy but lips burning kinda spicy. Might want to tone down the spice if kids will be eating it! Also, it makes a ton! I halved the recipe & made 6 huge country style ribs & ended up w/about 2 cups of sauce leftover! Probably won't make it again but it was fun to try!! Thank you!

Jan 31, 2013

Yes, amazing says it all. As lisa said put in the heat according to your families preferences.


11 Ratings

Feb 18, 2009

This was amazing. I've made it twice now Once with apple vinegar and caper juice and this last time with red wine vinegar and gherkin juice. This time a winner! Perfect blend of all flavors you look for in a bbq sauce. Amazing on pork!

Mar 02, 2009

Saved my pickle juice from going to waste. I just longanberry preserves I had on hand.

Aug 19, 2014

Wonderful recipe! I preserve this by canning in 1/2 pint jars. A family favorite and great for gift giving! We use it for BBQ sauce and/or dipping bbq'd or baked beef, ribs, pork, fish, or chicken. Our grown kids wait for the next batch...I'm on my 3rd time around! BTW, it's also good over cream cheese and eaten w/crackers,tortilla chips and/or sliced fruits like pears. Beautiful color. I kept true to the recipe flavors, but used 2 TB finely diced fresh onion instead of dried, and added 2 TB balsamic to the required vinegar for a darker appearance. If you are canning, don't reduce the acid called for...pickle jc./vinegar, etc., as it's necessary for safe canning. Love the stuff! Thank you A.K. for this amazing recipe!

Jul 29, 2009

Great flavor! I added a little more hot sauce, I like food spicy! I will absolutely prepare this sauce again!

May 28, 2015

Pretty boss recipe. Great way to get rid of some pickle juice, made it just tangy enough. Thought raspberry would make it to tart for my taste so I used plum instead

Oct 09, 2014

I have made it twice now. I loveeeee it. It's pretty cheap to make too


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  • Calories
  • 53 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.6 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 187 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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