Brown Butter Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce Recipe

This bourbon BBQ sauce recipe is worth the time it takes to make, and deliciously sweet with the addition of white donut peaches!

This peachy bourbon BBQ sauce begins with butter, brown sugar, and yes, bourbon.

I add in chopped peaches along with a bit of Dijon mustard for acidity and let the whole thing simmer down until it’s thick and the aroma is driving me to want to eat it off a spoon!


Salted butter Shallot Brown sugar Bourbon Apple cider vinegar Dijon mustard Cayenne

Melt butter in the saucepan over medium-low heat. Reduce the heat to low as the butter begins to foam.

Add shallot to the brown butter. Increase the heat to medium and cook until softened, about 3 minutes.

Stir in some brown sugar, some quality bourbon, cider vinegar, Dijon, cayenne pepper, Kosher salt, freshly cracked black pepper, and chopped peaches.

Bring to a very gentle simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until peaches are soft, and the sauce has thickened, about 25 to 30 minutes.

At this juncture you may elect to leave the sauce chunky or use an immersion blender to puree it to desired smoothness.

I add it back to the chunky half and stir to combine. This way, I am sure to get bits of caramelized peach in every bite while still coating the protein.


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