Bourbon Glaze

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4.74 from 34 votes
This Bourbon Glaze recipe is sweet, peppery and packed with flavor. If you are looking for something to make your tastebuds sing, look no further because this sauce will make everything better.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour
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This Bourbon Glaze recipe is sweet, peppery and packed with flavor. If you are looking for something to make your tastebuds sing, look no further because this sauce will make everything better.

top shot of bourbon Glaze with spoon in it

This Bourbon glaze recipe is perfect for when your family is in a funk about what they want to have for dinner. They just want a little something extra.

Bourbon is the true American alcohol. Furthermore, it actual is named after Bourbon County, Kentucky. More fun facts here.

  • Adaptable: You will love this on so many different proteins.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Stores Great: Once you have it made, it stores great. Therfore, you can pull it out and use it whenever you need some zing in your meal.

What You Need to Make Recipe Bourbon Glaze

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Ingredients

  • water
  • pineapple juice
  • teriyaki sauce
  • soy sauce
  • dark brown sugar
  • lemon juice
  • minced white onions
  • Bourbon
  • crushed pineapple
  • cayenne pepper
  • roasted garlic

Equipment

How to Make The Glaze – Step by Step

  • In Saucepan: First, combine water, pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium high heat.
  • Boil: Second, stir occasionally until mixture boils, then reduce heat to simmer.
  • Remaining Ingredients: Then add remaining ingredients to pan and stir. 
  • Thicken: Finally, let simmer for 35-45 minutes or until sauce has reduced by half and is thick and syrupy.
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Common Questions About This Recipe

HOW DO I STORE BOURBON GLAZE?

This recipe can be stored in your fridge for up to three months in an airtight container or jar.

WHAT TYPE OF BOURBON SHOULD I USE?

No need to go top shelf here. You will get all the flavor you need from a general use bourbon such as Jim Bean.

CAN I MAKE THIS MORE HEALTHY

Absolutely, there are some great sugar free and keto/paleo options for different sauces out there. Such as:
> Kevin’s Natural Foods Teriyaki Sauce – Keto and Paleo Simmer Sauce – Stir-Fry Sauce, Gluten Free
>G Hughes Sugar Free Original Teriyaki Sauce 
>San-J Tamari Gluten Free Soy Sauce

CAN THIS RECIPE BE HALVED OR DOUBLED?

Definitely, you can increase or decrease the amounts to make it appropriate for your family.

DOES THIS RECIPE CONTAIN ALCOHOL?

The alcohol burns off and evaporates during the cooking process. There may be trace elements left depending how long you cook it for but for all intent and purposes it is gone.

CAN THE GLAZE BE MADE AHEAD OF TIME?

Sure, it is great to make it ahead and use it when you are ready to prepare dinner.

WHAT GOES WELL WITH THIS RECIPE?

Bourbon Glaze is great on salmon, chops, steak,chicken, ribs, you name it.

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Expert Tips for Making this Bourbon Glaze

  • Make Lots: This is a great recipe to make and present as a hostess gift.
  • Try Whiskey: This is a great recipe to make with Whiskey too.
  • Honey: Feel free to add a little honey or maple to the mix.
  • Bacon: I loved to add a little crumbled up bacon to top off any dish I make with this sauce, they go together like peas and carrots.

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Bourbon Glaze

4.7 from 34 votes
This Bourbon Glaze recipe is sweet, peppery and packed with flavor. If you are looking for something to make your tastebuds sing, look no further because this sauce will make everything better.
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Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 1/3 cups dark brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons minced white onions
  • 1 teaspoon Bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon crushed pineapple
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons roasted garlic

Instructions

  • Combine water, pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium high heat.
  • Stir occasionally until mixture boils, then reduce heat to simmer.
  • Add remaining ingredients to pan and stir.
  • Let simmer for 35-45 minutes or until sauce has reduced by half and is thick and syrupy.

Expert Tips

  • Make Lots: This is a great recipe to make and present as a hostess gift.
  • Try Whiskey: This is a great recipe to make with Whiskey too.
  • Honey: Feel free to add a little honey or maple to the mix.
  • Bacon: I loved to add a little crumbled up bacon to top off any dish I make with this sauce, they go together like peas and carrots.

    Estimated Nutritional Information

    Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg

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    19 thoughts on “Bourbon Glaze”

    1. 5 stars
      I gave 5 stars because I haven’t made or tried this yet, how close is this recipe to Cheddar’s bourbon sauce? I tried it for the first time with my steak about a week ago and fell instantly in love. Must have so I can start doing it at home for my streaks, thanks

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    2. Would this glaze work on Salmon? Cheddars has a bourbon glazed salmon that I order every time I go there for dinner. Your recipe sounds similar to what I think it may have in the ingredients , less the pineapple ! Thanks for the recipe!

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    4. Hopping over from Moms Monday Hop. Your Bourbon Glaze sounds yummy. Can’t wait to try it. Yum!
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