Apple Butter-Bourbon Sauce

August 31, 2021

Serve with bone-in chicken pieces, pork chops, or ham slices. Because the sauce contains sugar, bake or grill the meat until 10 minutes from being done. Brush all sides and continue cooking until sauce has caramelized and meat is coated.


Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 7 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in juice, apple butter, vinegar, and Worcestershire. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until thickened. Stir in bourbon and cook 5 minutes.

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2 tablespoons butter

1 onion, chopped

1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1 cup unsweetened apple juice

2/3 cup Slow-Cooker Apple Butter ( or purchased apple butter

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons bourbon