Make Your Own Sweet and Sour Sauce

I think you’ll enjoy this very simple recipe for a homemade sweet and sour sauce that doesn’t require any cooking or chopping. I’ve seen other homemade sweet and sour sauce recipes that are pineapple based and require boiling of pineapple juice or chopping of pineapple. This recipe uses the much more simple ingredient of apricot preserves that takes a lot of hassle out of the process.

Although the label on the product I buy says “Apricot Preserves” this might also be labeled as “Apricot Jam” and you should be able to find this type of product by the jams and jellies in the store. I usually buy my apricot preserves at Aldi.

Homemade Sweet & Sour Sauce

The other ingredients are ketchup and soy sauce which I always keep on hand.

Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

3 Tablespoons Apricot Preserves
3 Tablespoons Ketchup
1 Teaspoon Soy Sauce

Stir all the ingredients together in a small bowl . . . . and that’s it!

This makes enough for a nice little batch of dipping sauce with a meal of something like chicken tenders. It’s also easy to double or triple the recipe if you need a larger batch to use in a recipe. Be sure to store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

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