Apple-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce



  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 Citystyle barbecue sauce


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter.
  2. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the apple and cook until the moisture has evaporated, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the bourbon and cook until nearly evaporated, about 3 minutes.
  5. Stir in the sauce and bring to a boil.
  6. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.
  7. Use or refrigerate for up to 1 month.