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Sweet and Spicy Honey Pineapple BBQ Sauce

Recipe by Nina Bagley, Columbus, Ohio
First place, Sauces (Honey BBQ), 2018

Baking temperature: 15 minute hot bath
Baking time: 30 minute stovetop
Yield: 1 pint

  • 1 cup pineapple juice from can
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. garlic
  • 2 Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup local honey from my backyard (spring light honey)
  • Pinch of red pepper
  • Pinch Chinese five spice just a small pinch
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1-2 corn starch
  • 1-2 tbsp. water
  1. Add all ingredients except for corn starch and water to medium pot.
  2. Bring to a boil and reduce to medium-low heat, simmer for 10-15 minutes until flavors come together.
  3. Mix equal parts corn starch and water. Slowly add to sauce until you reach desired consistency.
  4. Serve with pork, chicken or beef.
  5. Poor into one pint jar.
  6. Place in a hot water bath 15 minutes.
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