apricot mustard spicy sauce

apricot sauce

Glaze Sauce

This apricot spicy sauce will be your GO TO sauce for so many things! From your Easter ham to dolloping on grilled pork chops. And, don’t forget sweets!

If you try to figure out the difference between a glaze and sauce, well, good luck. Googling ‘what is a glaze’ and ‘what is a sauce’ or ‘difference between a glaze and sauce’ brings so many opinions. Who’s the expert you go to? Maybe a culinary school, a high ranking chef? Really who cares. The bottom line with a glaze vs. sauce is that they’re both delicious and top off whatever you’re cooking. 

Apricot Glaze

Yes, an apricot glaze has a way of dolling up about anything you’re making. I’ve used this apricot glaze even on pound cake. It doesn’t have to be just savory. But, if you’re looking for an easy apricot glaze for your ham, pork, chicken, seafood, then look no further. This apricot glaze is super easy to make and delicious! Get adventurous with this apricot glaze. Why not try it on these quick dinner bites. They’re baby skewers of ‘dinner’ and after eating a few you’re full! 

Apricot Sauce

You can even use this apricot sauce on your morning toast, a bagel, maybe your English muffin. Yes, that’s how yummy it is. Imagine a fried sausage patty on a biscuit with this apricot sauce. Yeah, man, that’s nirvana. This sauce has a spicy kick to it, but you know you can adjust that to your palate. Go up on the red chili flakes. Go down on the red chili flakes. The big thing when you’re making this apricot sauce is to taste it as it’s cooking to determine whether it’s got the ‘heat’ level you like. 

apricot spicy sauce

apricot sauce

apricot mustard spicy sauce

Yield: About 1/2 to 3/4 cup


  • 3/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 tsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. red chili flakes
  • 3/4 tsp. pepper
  • 3/4 tsp. salt


In a small heavy saucepan over medium high heat, combine the apricot preserves, vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper, and red chili flakes.

Blend and bring to simmering boil for 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low cooking 7 minutes thickening the sauce. Turn off heat and set aside. Stir occasionally.

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