Have you finished off a jar of pickles? Instead of dumping the juice, consider this piquant barbecue sauce. The unique aroma of pickle juice combines with the fruity sweetness of raspberry to create a smooth sauce suited for general barbecue recipes.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
64
Yield:
8 cups
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Ingredients

64
Original recipe yields 64 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together the ketchup, raspberry preserves, honey, pickle juice, mustard, brown sugar, vinegar, red pepper flakes, onion flakes, garlic powder, and black pepper in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil while stirring. Reduce heat to low and stir in the hot sauce; allow to simmer about 1 hour.

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Nutrition Facts

53 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 13.6g 4% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 186.3mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2009
I was looking for a way too use up raspberry preserves & this is a bonus using pickle juice I would've normally just dumped down the drain! This recipe was a little out of my comfort zone so I'm having a difficult time reviewing it:) It was good-you can definately taste the raspberry but it's not over-powering. It was pretty spicy-not belly-burning spicy but lips burning kinda spicy. Might want to tone down the spice if kids will be eating it! Also it makes a ton! I halved the recipe & made 6 huge country style ribs & ended up w/about 2 cups of sauce leftover! Probably won't make it again but it was fun to try!! Thank you! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/22/2017
I hate to be a negative Nelly but I was terribly disappointed. The pickle juice is ridiculous. I have no idea what anyone would be trying to accomplish with this addition. I spent the whole time preparing it trying to figure out how to get rid of the pickle smell. It didn't taste like raspberry and the whole thingwas far too sweet. Read More
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2009
I was looking for a way too use up raspberry preserves & this is a bonus using pickle juice I would've normally just dumped down the drain! This recipe was a little out of my comfort zone so I'm having a difficult time reviewing it:) It was good-you can definately taste the raspberry but it's not over-powering. It was pretty spicy-not belly-burning spicy but lips burning kinda spicy. Might want to tone down the spice if kids will be eating it! Also it makes a ton! I halved the recipe & made 6 huge country style ribs & ended up w/about 2 cups of sauce leftover! Probably won't make it again but it was fun to try!! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2014
Wonderful recipe! I preserve this by canning in 1/2 pint jars. A family favorite and great for gift giving! We use it for BBQ sauce and/or dipping bbq'd or baked beef ribs pork fish or chicken. Our grown kids wait for the next batch...I'm on my 3rd time around! BTW it's also good over cream cheese and eaten w/crackers tortilla chips and/or sliced fruits like pears. Beautiful color. I kept true to the recipe flavors but used 2 TB finely diced fresh onion instead of dried and added 2 TB balsamic to the required vinegar for a darker appearance. If you are canning don't reduce the acid called for...pickle jc./vinegar etc. as it's necessary for safe canning. Love the stuff! Thank you A.K. for this amazing recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2013
Yes amazing says it all. As lisa said put in the heat according to your families preferences. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2009
This was amazing. I've made it twice now Once with apple vinegar and caper juice and this last time with red wine vinegar and gherkin juice. This time a winner! Perfect blend of all flavors you look for in a bbq sauce. Amazing on pork! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2009
Saved my pickle juice from going to waste. I just longanberry preserves I had on hand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2016
I've never made barbecue sauce before but from now on I think I'll make some to have on hand. I think I might try making it with different preserves too to see if I can get maybe a blueberry blackberry strawberry or even fig flavor. We'll see what works. After the sauce was done I turned the heat back up to medium-high. I threw in six chicken breasts with salt and pepper on them and boiled those for about 20 minutes or so then I pulled them out shredded them and threw them back in. I turned the heat down to low and simmered them another 10 minutes. I served the chicken on a grilled bun. Topped it with Swiss cheese a dill pickle homemade onion rings and some lightly dressed (non-mayonnaise) apple-cabbage coleslaw. Best barbecue chicken sandwich I've ever had. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2009
Great flavor! I added a little more hot sauce I like food spicy! I will absolutely prepare this sauce again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2015
Pretty boss recipe. Great way to get rid of some pickle juice made it just tangy enough. Thought raspberry would make it to tart for my taste so I used plum instead Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2017
Fantastic! Put it on wings for the Super Bowl and they were top notch! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
06/22/2017
I hate to be a negative Nelly but I was terribly disappointed. The pickle juice is ridiculous. I have no idea what anyone would be trying to accomplish with this addition. I spent the whole time preparing it trying to figure out how to get rid of the pickle smell. It didn't taste like raspberry and the whole thingwas far too sweet. Read More
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