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Sweet and Sour Sauce (McDonalds Copycat)

Sweet and tangy sauce for Chinese food, chicken nuggets, and just about anything else you can imagine!
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Jewish, Kosher
Keyword: buffet, egg roll, tangy
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 54kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup apricot jam
  • 2 tablespoon pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar you can also use apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • ½ teaspoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon yellow mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional

Instructions

  • Add the apricot jam, pineapple juice, water, white vinegar, corn starch, soy sauce, yellow mustard, salt, and garlic powder into a blender or food processor. Blend for 30 seconds.
  • Add the ingredients into a sauce pan and heat over a medium flame until low boil. Stir consistently for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the flame.

Notes

Serving suggestions

  • Chinese food dipping sauce. Dip your Pastrami Egg Rolls into this! Enough said.
  • Sweet and sour baked salami. Use this Sweet and Sour Sauce as a substitute in our Sweet and Tangy Baked Salami recipe.
  • Dipping sauce for fries. Instead of ketchup, use this sauce recipe. Mmmmmm.
  • Salami Flatbread sauce. Drizzle a little bit of this sauce over your Kosher Salami Flatbread.
  • Sweet and sour Whole Roast Chicken. Our Whole Roast Chicken recipe can always use a little sauce. Brush some of the Sweet and Sour Sauce over the skin during the last 30 minutes of baking.
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls. Use your favorite recipe for chicken meat balls and top with this McDonalds Copycat Sweet and Sour Sauce.
  • Sweet and Sour Sauce with Pineapple. Use a can of pineapple tidbits to get the pineapple juice. Use ¼ cup of the pineapple tidbits in Step 1 of the recipe for a thicker sauce.
  • Sweet and Sour Fish. Use this sauce in place of the Apricot Glaze in our Glazed Salmon Recipe.
  • Brown Sugar Sweet and Sour Sauce. For a sweeter and richer flavor, add ¼ cup brown sugar or light brown sugar when heating. Make sure all of the sugar is melted before removing the heat.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Sour Sauce (McDonalds Copycat)
Amount per Serving
Calories
54
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
143
mg
6
%
Potassium
 
31
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
14
g
5
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
9
g
10
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
140
IU
3
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
7
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.