This Apple Butter Barbecue Sauce with a touch of bourbon might just be your new signature sauce! Try it on a burger or on ribs.
In a large, heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat, add onion and saute, stirring now and then until translucent, 6 to 8 minutes. Add in garlic and stir for a moment longer just until fragrant.
Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer, stirring now and then, until reduced to desired consistency, 10 to 15 minutes or so.
Store in a jar in the refrigerator; lasts for two to three weeks.
Use a larger pan than you think necessary; this sauce can sputter and spurt as it reduces.
Keywords: Alcohol, apple butter, Barbecue, Barbecue Sauce, bourbon, brandy, Condiments, ketchup, liquid smoke, Vinegar.