Peach of the Old South Barbecue Sauce

“In honor of Miss O’Hara, this sauce is bright scarlet and a piquant combination of the sweet and spicy. It wouldn’t pass for genuine Georgia barbecue, but reality has never been Hollywood’s strong suit (or my own).” (Magazine Clipping)

“An interesting barbecue sauce a little fruity and sweet and a little spicy too. I prefer things a little less spicy, so I use 2 Teaspoons of Tabasco instead of of 2 Tablespoons. This recipe makes a lot of sauce, but can easily be halved.” – April Ferre

Peach of the Old South Barbecue Sauce

Course: Sauces & Gravies


  • 2 Cups Tomato Puree
  • 1/2 Cup Peach Preserves
  • 1/2 Cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 Cup Southern Comfort
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Tabasco
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt


  • Combine all ingredients in heavy saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat, cover partially and simmer 20 minutes.
  • Sauce can be prepared 1 week ahead. Cover tightly and refrigerate. Makes about 4 cups.

1990 Recipe – Jean Hansen

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