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Bruce's Hot Barbecue Sauce

"The heat is on when you brush on Bruce Fisher's tongue-tingling sauce! You'll also detect a hint of fruity sweetness, thanks to the apricots he adds. 'It's known among my family and friends as 'Bruce's Hot Juice',' says this East Bloomfield, New Yorker. 'I've been making this barbecue sauce for 20 years and get requests for the recipe every summer. I'm always happy to share it.'"
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1 h 20 m servings
Original recipe yields 128 servings

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  1. In a blender or food processor, puree the apricots until smooth. Pour into a large soup kettle or Dutch oven; add the next 17 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour or until flavors are blended, stirring occasionally. Stir in liquid smoke if desired. Cool. Store in the refrigerator.


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This recipe makes a lot of sauce so I halved the recipe. Made as written and it has a lot of ingredients. Instead of simmering it for an hour, I put in my pressure cooker on high and cooked it...

I have looked for a homemade barbecue recipe for a long time, and now I've found it!! The family loves it and anytime I barbecue for friends they all want to know what brand the sauce is. I wish...

Thank you, Bruce, whoever you are. This recipe is always a hit and makes the cook a star. I use it at home and for "home chef" jobs. I can it (ask a Master Food Preserver) and fill many reque...

Amazing! I put it on chicken and got rave reviews. Even better the next day!


You might want to add some drops of tabasko and it's great

I added three tablespoons of cornstarch and it thickened nicely.

Excellent recipe! Will definitely make again.

Making up another batch as I am typing!! This is my favorite recipe but then I'm prestigious, I'm Bruce!!