Roasted Peach BBQ Sauce

I love a good finger-licking barbecue sauce and try to skip most processed versions. What's better than utilizing whats growing in our own backyard to configure a tasty combination of flavors. This sauce is a perfect pair with barbecued salmon, pork or chicken. Save a couple jars for the winter months. Makes 4 cups.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large or 3 small ripe peaches
  • 1/2 sweet onion, peeled
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 can (156 mL) of tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup (125mL) of apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F
  2. Wash peaches and cut in half, remove the pit
  3. Place peach halves and onion, cut side up, in a cast-iron skillet or baking dish
  4. Add garlic gloves and spread olive oil around dish
  5. Roast for 25 minutes or until fruit is super soft 
  6. In a large plan, combine vinegar, sugar and honey over medium-high heat 
  7. Stir in tomato paste, apple juice, Dijon and pepper
  8. Add roasted ingredients and simmer together for 25 minutes, stir often
  9. Blend sauce in a blender until smooth 
  10. Add salt for seasoning
  11. Place in clean jars