Apple Barbeque Sauce

Apple Barbeque Sauce


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium onion, minced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup unsweetened applesauce 

1/2 cup gluten free ketchup (fruit juice sweetened, preferred)

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

3 tablespoons lemon juice

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon gluten free prepared mustard

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional


In a saucepan over medium heat heat oil.  Add onion to pan and saute until translucent.  Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.    To pan add applesauce, ketchup, brown sugar, lemon juice, salt, pepper, paprika, cinnamon and red pepper flakes. Bring mixture to a low boil, stirring often. Remove from heat, and cool completely. Use to baste the meat of your choice.


Especially nice on chicken and pork.

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