Apple Cherry Grilling Sauce

Contributed by Old Orchard Staff

Perfect for summer grilling - this recipe combines Old Orchard Apple Juice with fresh sweet cherries for a sauce that's great on grilled chicken, pork or ribs.


  • 1 lb. sweet cherries, pitted and halved
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 oz tomato sauce 
  • ¼ cup Old Orchard 100% Apple Juice 
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper


  1. Heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add cherries and cook until softened. 
  3. Add shallots and garlic and cook for an additional two minutes.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken.
  6. Use an immersion blender to puree sauce to desired consistency.

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