Copycat Kenny Rogers BBQ Sauce

1 cup applesauce
1/2 cup Heinz ketchup
1 1/4 cups light brown sugar, packed
6 Tbs lemon juice
salt and pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 In heavy saucepan bring mixture to boil. Stir constantly about 4 to 5 minutes. Turn heat to low and continue to stir (about 5 minutes) making sure sugar is completely dissolved.

2 Allow to cook without stirring for 15 minutes on lowest possible heat, uncovered. Transfer to top of double boiler over simmering water if to be used as a basting sauce for ribs or chicken during baking; or cool sauce and refrigerate covered to use within 30 days.