Thursday, June 10, 2010

Peach and Rum Barbecue Sauce

Something delightfully different, sweet from the peaches with a pungent kick of dark rum, this barbecue sauce is the perfect compliment for the pulled pork recipe posted. You can make this recipe in a snap and enjoy the benefits of about one third of the carbohydrates and about one fourth of the calories found in commercially produced barbecue sauce with your meal. That makes a huge difference and makes this sauce a guilt free barbecue sauce for you and a terrific barbecue sauce that your family and friends will enjoy. Don't limit using this with the pulled pork though. It would be wonderful with everything from chicken to ribs and is an excellent dipping sauce. I hope you enjoy.

Peaches and Rum Barbecue Sauce


1 cup fresh sliced peaches, peeled
1/2 cup onions, rough chopped
1 - 8 ounce can no salt added tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 Tbsp. white vinegar
2 tsp. molasses
1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. dried mustard powder
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional to taste)
1 Tbsp. sweet paprika
1/4 cup Splenda
4 ounces dark rum (or what you have on hand)
vegetable spray

Lightly coat the bottom of a one quart pot with the vegetable spray and add the peaches and onions. Cook on low heat until the peaches are soft and the onions are translucent, about 5 - 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. In the meantime, mix the rest of the ingredients, except the rum, in a measuring cup or other vessel. When the peaches and onions are ready pour in the mixture and stir well to blend. Bring to a simmer and simmer partially covered on low for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Using either an immersion blender or a drink blender (proceeding very carefully as the sauce is extremely hot) puree the sauce. It will be thick and easily coat the back of a spoon. Return pureed sauce to pot and bring to simmer and cook on low for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add the rum. Return to low heat and simmer again for about 5 minutes to evaporate the alcohol.

Nutrition Facts
16 - 2 Tablespoon Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 30.8
Total Fat 0.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 16.9 mg
Potassium 54.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate 4.1 g
Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
Sugars 1.3 g
Protein 0.5 g

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