Spicy Fruit Finishing Glaze for Barbecue

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

A sweet and spicy finishing glaze that's great on barbecued pork chops, ribs, chicken, or ham. We think it's much fresher tasting than store-bought. Can also be used as chutney.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, stir together water and the next 10 ingredients. Simmer, uncovered, until onion bits are very soft, about 5 minutes. Add preserves and simmer, uncovered, about 20 minutes. Mixture may appear a little thin, but will thicken.
  2. Cool to room temperature then refrigerate until ready for use. Refrigerate up to 2 weeks.
  3. Apply as you would barbecue sauce in the last few minutes on the grill.
Most Helpful

Yum, really nice sweet yet tangy combination! Often I don't think of using a finishing glaze with BBQ meat but it both tastes great and saves a lot of clean-up over applying a sauce / marinade during cooking. I got a bit impatient and had a sample over chicken as photographed before it had fully cooled and thickened. I'm looking forward to having the remainder over a variety of meats during the next few days and coming up to Christmas might have to make another batch because it would also be great with turkey and ham.

Peter J December 05, 2009

Made a double batch of this recipe the other day to use one night on chicken breasts & the next night on some pork chops that we had ~ Both were ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL when heavily glazed with this sauce! This time I used peach preserves, & I'm enthusiastically looking forward to make this great glaze with other flavors as well! A definite keeper of a recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Every Day Is a Holiday tag]

Sydney Mike November 08, 2009