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Zesty Applesauce Molasses BBQ Sauce


1 cup Our Family Garden Unsweetened Applesauce
1 cup ketchup
2-1/2 tablespoons molasses
1/4 cup apple cider Zest of 1 organic orange
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce (optional)
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon coarse Kosher salt


In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients. Cook, over medium heat, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and use hot or at room temperature over ribs, chicken, or beef.

Serving Additions

To make baked chicken thighs: Heat oven to 400° F degrees. Season chicken generously, about 1/2 teaspoon per chicken thigh, with salt and pepper or your favorite all-purpose seasoning blend.

Arrange chicken thighs on foil lined baking sheet, skin-side down. Bake chicken for 20 minutes on lowest oven rack, turn chicken over and cook for 15 minutes on top oven rack.

Brush Zesty Applesauce Molasses BBQ Sauce over chicken and bake for 5 minutes longer. Serve chicken with additional BBQ Sauce.

Merry Graham, Newhall, CA
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