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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!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: best bourbon bbq sauce recipe, bourbon bbq sauce ingredients, bourbon bbq sauce recipe, bourbon glaze, Bourbon sauce, peach, peach bbq sauce, savory peach recipes
Servings: 12 servings or about 2 cups
Calories: 81kcal
Cost: $0.21 per serving

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  • immersion blender a Consumer Reports top pick appliance


  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/2 cup shallot finely diced
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne or to taste
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 large peaches very ripe; pitted, peeled and chopped; about 2 cups


  • Melt butter in the saucepan over medium-low heat. Reduce the heat to low as the butter begins to foam. The milk solids will begin to brown after a few minutes and the butter will smell nutty when it’s ready, about 12 to 18 minutes depending on your heat. Hotter is NOT better.
  • 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. Taste for seasoning and add additional cayenne now if you want to increase the heat.
  • At this juncture you may elect to leave the sauce chunky or use an immersion blender to puree it to desired smoothness. I like to halve the mixture and puree half. 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.


Please Note that table salt and iodized salt are NOT substitutions for Kosher salt. Do not use table salt or iodized salt in any of the recipes you find on Not Entirely Average UNLESS specified otherwise.
This Recipe is Designed with Fresh Peaches in mind. The use of frozen or canned peaches will not produce the same result and may also not allow for adequate caramelization of the sugars.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.