Cherry based bbq sauce or what would you use?

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by reflect, May 30, 2007.

  1. reflect

    reflect Meat Mopper OTBS Member


    I was given some nicely seasoned cherry wood.

    So I thought I would do a few racks of ribs to see what it tastes like.

    Does anyone have a cherry based sauce or does someone have a sauce that goes well with cherry wood for ribs?

    Take care,

  2. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I used cherry on my last ribs ... never heard of a cherry sauce though ...
    I think I'd start with a cherry liqour and look for a cherry ice cream topping or such and experiment with that ...
    Just found a commercial product that uses cherry jam, honey, molasses, spices and some mustard.
    Hope that helps ...
  3. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    maybe cherry brandy ? i know apricot brandy works well in bbq sauce.
  4. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I think my favorite wood is cherry. This past weekend my husband and I split smoking duties. I used T-Bones recipe for a sauce that had applesauce in it...It came out excellent. We had a little contest type thing and I won over my husbands recipes! [​IMG]

    Here's the link to the recipe

    For a cherry based sauce I would go with a cherry liquor, maybe a Kir. Maybe even get a kool-aid unsweetened cherry flavored pack and use that in your rub recipe. You would get the cherry flavor for sure. Spritz with cherry juice. I have a jar of sour cherry preserves, you could probably mix that in with a sauce...
  5. reflect

    reflect Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Thanks for the replies.

    That one T-Bone has looks good.

    Any other sauce recipes that go good with cherry wood and ribs?

    Take care,

  6. billyq

    billyq Smoking Fanatic

    I really like cherry wood too. As for sauce, I couldn't tell you. Im sure you'll figure some thing out. Good luck.
  7. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here is a link to a farm stand store up the road from me. I love their cherry juice concentrate(goes a long way) and I have found many uses for it including trying it in a bbq sauce....very tasty!!
  8. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Brian,
    If you follow that link Debi put in her reply, they have a cherry applesauce, that might go well with the recipe for T-Bones sticky apple ribs. Come to think of it, there are a lot of flavored applesauces that you could use in a que sauce, (peach, etc...)
  9. linescum

    linescum Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    i usually prefer cherry wood for my smokes. i've been using some sweet birch lately with some really good results. as far as a sauce try a base sauce with crushed marichino cherries i don't have any recipes but but i have been thinking on something with them in they sound like they would be dynamite on poultry.
  10. desert smokin

    desert smokin Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Check out . They have a recipe called Brisket with Cherry BBQ sauce. It is KC Masterpiece Original with adders. Could provide insight into what you need to develop your own or just use their recipe.
  11. stillcajun

    stillcajun Smoke Blower

    One thing you could try is what I call cherry extract.

    Cherry Extract.

    1 cup of fresh or frozen cherries
    1 tablespoon of lemon juice
    3 tablespoons of sugar
    1/4 cup of rum
    2 cups of water

    Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 25-30 mins.
    Strain and let cool for an hour.
    Add to favorite sauce.
  12. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    I've added marichino cheeries and juice to my BBQ sauce before with good results - carmelizes nicely. Pomegranite juice is good to especially on pork.

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