Chunky Cranberry BBQ Sauce

Makes about 1 cup
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen chopped cranberries
  • 1 ¾ cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped yellow raisins
  • 3 tbsp. chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. coarse ground black pepper

In a medium saucepan over high heat, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Stir frequently until mixture is thickened (about 15 min.). May be refrigerated, covered, up to 1 week.

Note: This recipe produces a very thick sauce that is very sweet and fruity with a mild but pronounced spice element and a very mild heat. Cook it less and/or add up to a cup of water for a looser, more traditionally thick sauce.