Double Play Honey Cranberry BBQ Sauce

Those wanting a break from the generic and repetitious store bought barbecue sauces and garnishes need look no further. This recipe combines the tang of cranberries with the smooth, rich taste of natural honey in a way that is guaranteed to delight your taste buds. This honey cranberry barbecue sauce is perfect for livening up normally mundane dishes, and will leave you counting down the minutes until your next meal.

Double Play Honey Cranberry BBQ Sauce
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1-1/2 cups honey
  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium-large saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove cover and simmer for 20 minutes more or until thickened (mixture will thicken slightly as it cools).
  4. To can, pour hot sauce into sterilized jars, leaving ½-inch head space. Wipe tops and threads of jars with a clean, damp cloth.
  5. Place lids on jars so that the rubber sealing compound sits evenly on rim and screw rings on firmly.
  6. Place each jar in a pot of water that comes 1 to 2 inches above the jar tops.
  7. Cover and bring to a boil.
  8. Hold water at a steady boil for about 45 minutes.
  9. Remove jars from pot and let cool on a dishcloth with space in between each jar.
  10. Store in a cool dark place. (In lieu of canning, sauce may be stored, covered, in refrigerator up to 1 month.)
Notes
Serving Suggestion: Serve over turkey, chicken or pork, or use as a dipping sauce for egg rolls or potstickers.

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