Apple Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 cups
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1 cup ketchup

1 cup dark brown sugar 

1/2 cup applesauce 

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 

1/4 cup apple juice 

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 

1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke 

1/2 teaspoon onion powder 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

2 Gala apples, diced fine 


  1. Add the ketchup, sugar, applesauce, vinegar, apple juice, garlic powder, ground ginger, liquid smoke, onion powder, salt and apples to a medium saucepot and set over medium heat. Stir and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes to reduce, then remove from the heat. Puree the sauce until smooth. Serve warm or cool and store refrigerated in an airtight container.