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Old 07-06-2011, 08:11 PM   #1
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Question Will applesauce work?

Trying to make a vinegar based bbq sauce Carolina style...can I add applesauce to sweeten and cut strong vinegar taste


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Old 07-06-2011, 08:47 PM   #2
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I reckon you could try it, but brown sugar would likely work a little better. You could also use white sugar. The applesauce might be good. Never heard of it but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try it. Who knows? It might be quite good. The trick to using a vinegar sauce is to use it sparingly. Good luck and let us know how it turns out.

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Old 07-06-2011, 09:39 PM   #3
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Thanks I am gonna be adventurous and try it ...will let you know how it works
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:42 PM   #4
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It's worth a try but there probably isn't enough sugar in the applesauce to make a difference. You may have to also add some other sweetener.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:00 AM   #5
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:34 AM   #6
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I'd use molasses, not applesauce. You replace shortening with applesauce, not sweetener.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:31 PM   #7
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sounds like a good idea...add brown sugar to taste on top of adding the apple sauce... that is if you're finding the apple sauce isn't giving enough sweetness to the vinegar.. i'd even get more adventurous and add a hint of spice/hotness

let me know how your sauce comes out.. I'm curious on your results!!
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:44 PM   #8
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Are you using white vinegar? i'd probably use apple cider vinegar and cut it with some apple cider...and maybe some maple syrup. But, I have a surplus of maple syrup since we collect sap in the spring and evap it.

Welcome to DC! I'd also be curious as to how the sauce turns out and what you ended up using.

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