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This Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce is a delicious combination of sweet peaches and spicy bbq sauce! Perfect on so many dishes, this is amazing on chicken and pork!

This Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce is a delicious combination of sweet peaches and spicy bbq sauce! Perfect on so many dishes, this is amazing on chicken and pork! //

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! Those ripe juicy peaches add just the right amount of sweetness and intoxicating aroma to this spicy bbq sauce. It’s simple to make and always a hit whenever I make it!

Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce

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

How to Make It

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 a heavenly aroma!

Allow the bbq sauce to continue to cook until the bbq sauce just coats 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 bbq sauce with so many dishes, but it is out of this world delicious with chicken and pork!

This Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce is a delicious combination of sweet peaches and spicy bbq sauce! Perfect on so many dishes, this is amazing on chicken and pork! //

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.

More Delicious BBQ Sauces to Try

Homemade BBQ Sauce – a classic crowd favorite!

Mama’s Coca Cola BBQ Sauce – have loved this sauce for years!

Spicy Mustard BBQ Sauce – perfect bit of spicy and tangy!

Here’s my recipe for Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!

4.87 from 15 votes

Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce Recipe

Sauces 15 mins

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 24 tablespoons
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce Recipe – This Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce is a delicious combination of sweet peaches and spicy bbq sauce! Perfect on so many dishes, this is amazing on chicken and pork!


  • 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.


Makes 1 ½ cups. 

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

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Recipe Review


  1. 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.

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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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.

    1. Now I am craving this bbq sauce and ham! It sounds like a delicious pairing!
      Thanks so much for letting me know you enjoyed it!

    2. Hi! What did you do for water bath time? I’m a canning novice and finding all different kinds of times because of variances in acidity supposedly. I want to give these away as Christmas gifts so want to make sure they last!

  6. 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 🙂 

  7. 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.

    1. I’m sorry it was too sweet for your taste, Amy. I’ve not had that issue when I have made it with the ingredients I’ve used. Thanks!

  8. 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 

    1. So glad to hear you enjoy it, Keri! Yes, you can definitely adjust the heat to your liking next time. Thanks! xo

  9. 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?

  10. 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.

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

    1. 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

  12. 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.

  13. HI Robin I’m really excited to use this sauce on my chicken thighs. I have all ingredients EXCEPT the peach preserves (the fresh peaches just arrived from my generous neighbor) Can I use plum preserves or more brown sugar instead of the peach preserves?

    1. Sure, Pamela. You can use plum preserves if you don’t have the peach preserves. Hope you enjoy!

  14. Made this today to put on chicken! DELICIOUS! I am definitely going to be making up some larger batches and canning! Thanks so much for the recipe! Just the right amount of heat and sweet!

    1. Hi Rhonda,
      This really is good on chicken, isn’t it? What a great idea to can this sauce. I haven’t done that but it would really be great this winter. Thanks!

  15. I just found this on Robin’s site a couple of months ago and let me say it’s fantastic. We used it as a ham glaze and it was a big hit with the family!

    Thanks Robin!

  16. Hi Robin!!
    Why the peach preserves? I know you have a legitimate reason. I have fresh peaches but no peach preserves on hand. Can you leave out or add something else?


  17. Oh Robin!!!! I made this for Memorial Day!!!!! And OMG!! It was “slap yo momma good” if you know what i mean….lol… I did end up getting the peach preserves. I chose Smuckers but after I bought the Smuckers I thought about using a more pure preserve like Polaners. What do you usually use? I did add some finely chopped onion that I sauteed in a pat of butter before adding everything else to simmer. Then I tasted like you suggested and i did add a squeeze of lemon juice. I think that little tad of butter was nice. And you add lemon in your basic barbecue sauce which I love too! Its my go to homemade sauce now. Thank you for great recipes!!! I saw the BBQ chicken with bacon and cheddar and that is next!!! That sounds amazing!!!

    1. Thanks, Parrish. I have used several brands and even homemade peach preserves. I’m so glad you enjoyed this BBQ sauce.

    1. Kayla, I haven’t tried canning this BBQ sauce but other people have said they have. Some said they used the water bath method.

  18. I’ve had this recipe saved for a couple of years and finally made it yesterday. What was I waiting for? I doubled the recipe and canned 6 half-pint jars because we had an exuberance of peaches from our trees and I’ve been looking for creative ways to use them. Love the flavors, the sweetness, and the hint of heat! (I cut the cayenne in half for personal preference and added 1 tsp. liquid smoke to the double batch.)

    1. Kim, I’m so glad you loved this sauce enough to can it. I haven’t canned any of this sauce yet so you are ahead of me.

    1. Kate, I haven’t tried making this BBQ sauce with just the fresh peaches, Kate, so I can’t tell you how it will turn out.

  19. Hi Robyn, thank you for the recipe. I have tried several different peach bbq sauces only to be disappointed, but I think this one is the one! It sounds delicious and I will be making it soon. I think it will be great on some baby back ribs smoked with a peach rub!

    1. Riley, I hope you enjoy this recipe. We have used it on smoked ribs and it was awesome.

  20. Looking for a barbecue sauce and found this one. Really good! I had to substitute apricot preserves in place of the peach and used nectarines in place of peaches. Worked wonderfully. I will make this again.

  21. Hi, if I wanted to use this to make barbecue chicken in a crockpot, would you recommend cooking the sauce first, or putting all the ingredients into the pot and letting It come together that way? Either way, very excited to try this!

    1. Rachel, I would make the BBQ sauce first. Then spread about 1/4 cup in the bottom of the slow cooker, add the chicken, and then spread about 3/4 cup over the chicken. Cook according to your recipe instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup to serve after chicken has cooked, if desired.