Sweet and sour sauce

3/4 of a cup of sauce
Prep Time
schedule 10 minutes
Cook Time
schedule 20 minutes
Total Time
schedule 30 minutes

The name of this sauce describes it well. This dipping sauce is mostly sweet with a little tangy sourness and a bit of spice for depth. Bring some to your next chicken nugget party and plan for success.


  • 1 12 teaspoon corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 12 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 12 cup water


Add the corn starch and 2 tablespoons of water to a small bowl and stir to combine well, place aside. This is your corn starch slurry.

Add apricot preserves, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, cayenne powder and 1/2 cup of water to a medium pot over medium heat.

Cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes of cooking time, add corn starch slurry to the pot with all of the other ingredients. 

Simmer mixture for 10 minutes until texture of sauce becomes thickened. Cook a few minutes longer if you don't think the sauce is thick enough yet.

Remove sauce from heat when you feel that it is thick enough to be a dipping sauce. Note: the sauce will thicken a little bit more in the refrigerator. 

Store, covered in a container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. 

Have you made this recipe? Tag @beerinator and let him know!



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