Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce Recipe

Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce Recipe – a delicious combination of a slightly spicy bbq sauce mingled with sweet peach flavor!

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This Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce recipe is an absolute favorite in my family and one that is on repeat throughout peach season at my house!

If you are like me and love peaches, love bbq sauce, and adore a little kick, then you sure need to give this peach bbq sauce a try soon.

To make it, you’ll add your tomato sauce, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, honey, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and chopped peaches to a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Give it a quick stir to combine it and then let it come to a low boil. As it boils, it will thicken and the chopped peaches will soften and infuse the bbq sauce with their sweet, peach flavor.

Talk about heavenly smells!

Allow the bbq sauce to continue to cook until the bbq sauce will just coat the back of spoon, about 10 minutes. Then, stir in the peach preserves until well combined.

Remove the bbq sauce from the cooktop and let it cool slightly before tasting. Then, give it a taste and adjust to your preference.

At this point, it is ready to serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

We love this peach bbq sauce with so many dishes, but it is out of this world delicious with chicken and pork!

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I’ve provided the recipe for the amount of flavor and spice that I prefer. However, you can easily adjust the ingredients for what equals perfection for you and your family. Just give it a little taste test once it has cooked and cooled just a bit and adjust to how your family loves it.

I can’t wait to hear how you like it.

Here’s my recipe for Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce. Check back tomorrow for one of my favorite ways to use it!

Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce Recipe

Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce Recipe - a delicious combination of a slightly spicy bbq sauce mingled with sweet peach flavor!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 1/2 cups
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 fresh peaches peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup peach preserves


  • Combine tomato sauce, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, honey, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and chopped peaches in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Bring to a low boil and then cook until thick and coats the back of a spoon, about 10 minutes. Stir in peach preserves.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Tried this recipe?Be sure to share and tag me @addapinch and #addapinch!

Robyn xo

38 comments on “Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce Recipe”

  1. This recipe is so easy to make but is so yummy!

  2. Love the sweet, spicy, smoky combo!!

  3. I swear, my mouth totally just watered when I read the ingredients! Spicy and sweet….divine!

  4. Mmm…this looks and sounds divine! Perfect for a summer barbecue!

  5. LOVE the sweet and spicy combo! Perfect for summer!

  6. That looks so yummy, perfect on pork!

  7. Hi Robyn,
    I think preserves is an American term…would I use jam? Or could I use canned peaches? I’d love to try this recipe – it sounds fabulous.

    • Preserves are supposed to have bigger, more recognizable chunks of fruit than jam. Jelly, of course, has none at all. Recipe sounds delicious!

  8. Thank you Robyn. Love peach and love spicy.

  9. Looks delicious. Sweet and spicy is the only way to barbecue. Thanks for the recipe!

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  13. You are so creative! How simple and easy yet totally delicious! Thank you for all you do and sharing great recipes!
    It is greatly appreciated!

  14. This sounds so good can this be made in the oven and how long and temp. would I use?

  15. Made this for dinner with pork chops on the grill. The flavor is just wonderful, as was the smell while it was on the stove! My only issue is that it was not very thick. Any idea what I can do next time (this will definitely be made again) to make it thicker?
    Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

  16. Wow, thank you for such a unique recipe!!!! Love the combination of sweet and spicy ingredients. Thanks for sharing!

  17. The sweetness from the honey is getting cut by the peach and pepper garlic?

  18. I canned 16 pints of this peach barbecue sauce! We tried it as a glaze on a ham. It is a great glaze. Everyone was surprised, but we had very little leftover ham.

  19. Can this be preserved in jars? I just burnt a batch of peach jam so I’m going to try adapt this recipe and bottle it 🙂 

  20. I made this last night as a trial run for a rib cook off this weekend. I made it exactly as posted, and wow, WAY too sweet. Smells delicious, and the taste would be great if not for all the sweetness. I am going to make it again tonight, adding more tomato sauce and spices…..leaving the sugars the same, this is a promising recipe, just over the top sweet for my taste, I don’t want to lose the ribs in all that sugar.

  21. So darn delicious!  A bit too spicy for me, but I can adjust next time. I love the peach flavor, bu it doesn’t hit you in the face with peachiness, either. I’m not great in the kitchen, but for once I found a foolproof recipe 

  22. How can you make it last longer than 3 days 

  23. I don’t have a grill & I sure don’t want my oven on with near 100-degree weather, could I do four large chicken breasts in the crock pot?

  24. Can I freeze in small mason jars for wedding favors?

  25. This was the first time ever I made homemade bbq sauce. I used apricot preserves because I couldn’t find peach preserves but i followed every other direction on the recipe. I mixed it in with the pulled pork and we had sandwiches.
    I think it’s some of the best sauce I’ve ever tasted and it was so easy to make. My husband even liked it and he’s picky on foods. Thumbs up on this. Try it and you’ll love it.

  26. Can this be made without peach preserves, I only ask because we have all the ingredients minus that one at home.

    • Hi Allison!
      You might want to try another of my BBQ sauces if you don’t have the peaches. Since this is a recipe for Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce, the ingredients are tested to compliment each other with all ingredients included.
      I have a quick Homemade BBQ Sauce as well as several others – just search “bbq sauce” on my site for many other delicious options.
      I hope you do try this one another time with all the ingredients – it’s so good! Thanks! xo

  27. Thank you for this nice small recipe! I was feeling the preserving vibe and wanted to try something to use the nice seasonal peaches available right now but didn’t want to commit to pints and pints of a preserve the whole family might not love. Unfortunately due to what was on hand I had to make some substitutions but even so, the resulting sauce is pretty fantastic. I only had a can of hot tomato sauce (El Pato brand) so I thought that maybe if I just omitted the cayenne it would be fine. Yikes, that stuff was really hot so this is a really ZESTY sauce. Lol! From reading reviews I was leery of the sweetness so I eliminated the honey and then after tasting did add 1 tablespoon. (We are used to less sweet barbecue sauces.) But even with my changes, this came out to be really nicely balanced sauce and isn’t overly ‘peachy’ (which is good because hubby would never touch it if it was!). I’m going to wb can this into about 3 half-pint jars if my eye is correct and will enjoy it in the colder months when a zesty meal is needed. Thank you for the recipe and I do apologize for having to make some changes to it.

  28. This is the best bbq sauce I’ve ever made.
    I put it on some brined chicken halves smoked on the bge.

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