Peach Barbecue Sauce

by Vicki BrunsvoldTastemaker in Residence

1 medium sweet onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1-1/4 cups ketchup
1/2 cup peach preserves
2 large peaches (1lb) peeled and cut into 3/4 inch chunks
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Sauté onion in hot oil in large sauté pan over medium heat for 2 minutes or until tender.
  2. Add garlic and ginger and cook, stirring constantly about one minute.  Add ketchup, peach preserves and peaches.  
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes or until sauce thickens.
  4. Add vinegar, season with salt and pepper and remove from heat.

Cook's Note - Excellent served with grilled pork chops or pork tenderloin.  Use some of the sauce to baste meat near the end of the grill time.