Gifts from the Kitchen, Berry Burst BBQ Sauce

Next time you are invited to a summer party,

treat your host to a jar of homemade Berry Burst BBQ Sauce


You’re probably thinking this is going to be super sweet, but it’s not at all


It’s full of fresh berries and tons of flavors


You probably have just about everything to make this in your pantry already


I added blackberries and used blackberry jam, but you can use all strawberries and strawberry jam


After roasting the berries, simmer them with remaining ingredients


After 15 minutes the mixture will have cooked down


Transfer to a food processor or use and immersion blender to smooth out sauce


I wrote the label before I named this Berry Burst BBQ Sauce  😱

Berry Burst BBQ Sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course condiment, sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups


  • 1 pint strawberries [about 4 cups]
  • 1/2-1 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 T real maple syrup
  • 2 T strawberry or blackberry preserves
  • 2 T balsamic vinegar
  • 1 chipotle chili in adobo sauce chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard


  • Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking oil spray. Place berries on foil, in a single layer, close together. Roast at 400 for 20 minutes.
  • Place roasted berries in a sauce pan with remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and use an immersion blender or transfer to a food processor or blender, being careful not to overfill blender. Puree into desired smoothness. Makes 2 cups sauce
Keyword Berry BBQ sauce, homemade BBQ sauce, strawberry BBQ sauce

Now if you want something really sweet,


This is “our” princess Charlotte holding her new baby brother


Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a fun and different recipe using this Berry Burst BBQ Sauce!


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12 Responses to “Gifts from the Kitchen, Berry Burst BBQ Sauce”
  1. I have never tried a berry BBQ sauce before! I think I have been missing out!
    Also, what cuties you have! So sweet!

  2. Jodi says:

    Lol love that last picture. He is looking at her like oh boy!!! Congrats gramma !!

  3. Emily says:

    I love anything made with berries and I love all condiments so I’m betting I would love this recipe. Would love to know your favorite way to serve this.
    I’ll take an extra helping of this sweet treat. How precious Jenna. Congratulations on the new addition to your family!

  4. Those sweet babies are so cute, Jenna! Congratulations on the new addition! Great pictures!

  5. Liz Mackie says:

    So precious!

  6. Mary says:

    ADORABLE photos Jenna, I especially love the last one 🙂 Your berry bbq sauce sounds like a winner!

  7. Lynn says:

    Oh so cute! But he doesn’t look too sure of the situation:@) The sauce sounds really good, the only thing I’d have to sub is fresh ginger for the paste!

  8. Ellen says:

    Just too cute! The BBQ sauce looks good, too.

  9. I love sweet things on meat! This looks wonderful! I will definitely be giving this a try! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Stopping by from Idea Box. Hope you have a wonderful day!

    Alexis @

  10. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    I can’t wait to try your awesome sauce, this looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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