Fruit-Sweetened BBQ Sauce

Fruit-Sweetened BBQ Sauce
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Source: The Clean & Simple Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Renee Comet.

Most store-bought barbecue sauces are loaded with added sugars. This quick and easy homemade sauce gets it sweetness from applesauce instead! This recipe is for a small batch, but you could easily double, triple or even quadruple it. Store leftovers in a sealed jar in the fridge for up to one week.

Find this recipe and more in The Clean & Simple Diabetes Cookbook by Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN


  • Prep time
    5 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    2 tbsp
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    2 tbsp
  • Amount per serving Calories 15

  • Total Fat 0g
    • Saturated Fat 0g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 105mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g
    • Dietary Fiber 0g
    • Total Sugars 2g
  • Protein 0g
  • Potassium 60mg
  • Phosphorus 5mg


  • no-sugar-added ketchup
    1/4 cup
  • unsweetened applesauce
    3 tbsp
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
    1 tsp
  • black pepper
    1/2 tsp
  • smoked paprika
    1/2 tsp


  1. In a liquid measuring cup, stir together all ingredients. Serve, or store in a sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.