Maple Whisky & Nanking Cherry Barbecue Sauce - Dinner With Julie

Maple Whisky & Nanking Cherry Barbecue Sauce


August 16, 2011

Recipe by Wade!


8 cups Nanking cherries, washed and stemmed

½ cup sugar

½ tsp ground ginger

1 tsp onion powder

2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp mustard powder (or 1 Tbsp grainy mustard)

1 tsp kosher salt

½ tsp black pepper

1 cup brown sugar

1 ½ cups maple whiskey (from Highwood Distillers in Alberta)


1In a large saucepan combine cherries and sugar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until cherries have given up their juice. Remove from heat and push through a sieve to remove skins and pits. Return cherry juice to saucepan over medium heat, add all the dry ingredients, stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and add 1 cup maple whiskey. Continue to simmer until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and stir in the final 1/2 cup whiskey. Cool and refrigerate in a sealed container.