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Apple-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

  • TOTAL TIME: 20 MIN
  • SERVINGS: Makes 2 1/2 cups
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  • MAKE-AHEAD
  1. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  2. 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  3. 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and coarsely shredded
  4. 3 tablespoons bourbon
  5. 2 cups store-bought smoky Kansas City–style barbecue sauce
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the apple and cook until the moisture has evaporated, about 3 minutes. Add the bourbon and cook until nearly evaporated, about 3 minutes. Stir in the sauce and bring to a boil. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Use or refrigerate for up to 1 month.