homemade condiments

Spicy Nectarine Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients: 4 pounds nectarines, cut up and pitted 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar 1 cup dark brown sugar 1 medium onion, quartered 1 clove garlic 1 small jalapeno 2 teaspoons hot paprika 2 teaspoons chipotle 1/2 teaspoon ground roasted ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 2 […]

Cherry Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients: 2 cups whole sweet cherries, pitted 1/4 cup unfiltered apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup thick Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup chili sauce (like Heinz) 1/2 cup bourbon 1 small onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon mesquite liquid […]

Rachel’s Beet Ketchup

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb boiled or roasted, peeled beets, cooled and diced 1 onion, diced 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 cup balsamic vinegar 1 cup apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/2 teaspoon ground lemon peel sea salt freshly ground black pepper […]

Pepper Jelly Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients: 8 oz pepper jelly 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1/4 cup thick Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup chili sauce (like Heinz) 1/4 cup dark rum 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon mesquite liquid smoke 1 […]

Strawberry Jam Vinaigrette

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons strawberry jam 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Place all ingredients in a lidded jar or dressing shaker and shake until well blended. My thoughts: It seems like pretty much any time […]

Gorgonzola Salad Dressing

Ingredients: 3/4 cup mayonnaise 3/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola 1/3 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar 1 tablespoon minced Italian parsley 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Whisk together all ingredients. Served over salad. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. My […]

Strawberry Thyme Jam

Ingredients: 8 cups finely chopped, hulled strawberries* 4 1/2 cups sugar 1 box liquid pectin (both packets) 1/4 cup lemon juice zest from one lemon 5 springs fresh English thyme Directions: Prep jars/lids for canning. Stuff the thyme into a tea ball. Secure it to one side of a large, […]

Mango Pineapple Jam

Ingredients: 4 cups finely diced ripe mango 4 cups finely diced fresh pineapple 5 cups sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons light rum (optional) 1 6 oz box liquid pectin Directions: Add the sugar, mango, rum and pineapple to a large pot. Prep jars/lids for canning. Bring the mixture […]

Blueberry Jam Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients: 8 oz blueberry jam 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup thick Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup chili sauce (lke Heinz) 1/4 cup rye or bourbon 1/3 cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar (optional) 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon mesquite liquid smoke […]

Apple Butter Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients: 12 ounces apple butter 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup rye 1/3 cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon hot mustard (I used Löwensenf extra) 1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon mesquite liquid smoke […]