Sweet and fruity basting sauce that will have your guests clamoring for your 'secret.' It is an especially good sauce for pork or beef ribs.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 cups sauce
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together blackberry preserves, ketchup, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, mustard powder, and red wine vinegar. Use to baste pork or beef ribs while grilling.

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Nutrition Facts

55 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 14.3g 5% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 251.3mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2005
I was really nervous about making this recipe because my husband is not a big fan of sweet stuff. Well, I'm happy to say we both LOVED this! I followed the recipe exactly except that I only added 1 cup of ketchup as per other reviewers suggestions and than I added a 1/4 cup of Bull's Eye bbq sauce because I was worried it would taste to "ketchup tasting" as other reviewers said. The intersting thing about this recipe is that is tastes awesome and you would never be able to tell what it is that tastes so interesting. I had my husband brush this on chicken wings that we grilled and they reminded me of the wonderful taste of duck when they serve it with a fruit glaze/sauce. I used seedless blackberry preserves. We are having a bbq on JLu 4th and are planning on serving this! I can't wait to see peoples reactions when they ask what is in it. Thank you for a delicious recipe! Try it...you will not be disappointed. It is NOT too sweet......just YUMMY! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/02/2006
there was no taste of Blackberry till I ended up adding 3 jars of it. This site is bad about reviewers giving 3 stars and still saying they don't like it. Call it what it is people!!! This is "no" BBQ Sauce. Read More
(5)
116 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 70
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2005
I was really nervous about making this recipe because my husband is not a big fan of sweet stuff. Well, I'm happy to say we both LOVED this! I followed the recipe exactly except that I only added 1 cup of ketchup as per other reviewers suggestions and than I added a 1/4 cup of Bull's Eye bbq sauce because I was worried it would taste to "ketchup tasting" as other reviewers said. The intersting thing about this recipe is that is tastes awesome and you would never be able to tell what it is that tastes so interesting. I had my husband brush this on chicken wings that we grilled and they reminded me of the wonderful taste of duck when they serve it with a fruit glaze/sauce. I used seedless blackberry preserves. We are having a bbq on JLu 4th and are planning on serving this! I can't wait to see peoples reactions when they ask what is in it. Thank you for a delicious recipe! Try it...you will not be disappointed. It is NOT too sweet......just YUMMY! Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2006
HI EVERYONE! YES THIS IS MY RECIPE BUT I FOUND IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THE SEEDS SIEVE THEM OUT OF THE JAM OR USE JELLY PRESERVES. EVERY SUMMER I MAKE MY OWN PRESERVES USING LOW SUGAR AND MORE FRUIT. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT SOME JAMS OR JELLYS MAY NOT BE AS FRUITY AS HOME MADE PRESERVES. IF YOU PREFER A HOTTER SAUCE ADD A COUPLE OF DASHES OF EITHER TABASCO SAUCE OR THAI HOT CHILE SAUCE OR CHILPOTLE HOT SAUCE. YOU MAY ADD FRESH BLACK BERRYS TO THE FINAL SAUCE THESE ARE A FEW THINGS I HAVE EXPERIMENTED WITH AND DONE TO THIS RECIPE. i AM GLAD EVERYONE LIKED IT Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
My family loves this sauce. To combat the excess in ketchup just add more preserves and we also add a little honey. This is our favorite barbeque sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2003
Similair to my Blackberry Barbecue sauce except I use blackberry Jelly ( no seeds) double all the amount add 2 tablespoons of celery seeds and cook it 8-10 hours in a crockpot and store it in the fridge for future use. Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2004
Being from Memphis BBQ sauce is a big deal. This is better than the best restaurants in town. I recently used this sauce in a Sunday School BBQ contest and it was the hands down favorite. The blackberry really gives it a great flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I thought this was ok but to be fair: I'm not into bbq sauces. But my husband is another story. He totally loved this and (this is major): he wants only this bbq sauce for pork/chicken/ham/duck/turkey and I had to stop him from eating this out of the bowl! Bye-bye Open Pit Famous Dave's and everything else that comes bottled in the stores. I used preserves like the recipe calls for; be sure not to use "jam" or "jelly". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I used this yummy sauce with Ken Heffner's recipe for Barbecue Baby Back Ribs (on this site). What a wonderful combination! My guests are still moaning with pleasure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
We loved this! I marinated the chicken overnight in a McCormick's Mesquite marinade. We had this for a large group for July 4th and everybody loved it. More like a treat than a main course!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2009
This bbq sauce was perfect on the beef ribs I cooked for my husband's birthday. They were sweet tangy and had a kick of spice at the end. I added a little more cayenne pepper and seedless blackberry jam because as written it had a little too much ketchup for my taste. Also used white wine vinegar instead of red (only because I didn't have red). I will definitely use this recipe again. Can't wait to try it on chicken! Thanks so much for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/02/2006
there was no taste of Blackberry till I ended up adding 3 jars of it. This site is bad about reviewers giving 3 stars and still saying they don't like it. Call it what it is people!!! This is "no" BBQ Sauce. Read More
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