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Sweet and Sour Sauce

This is a great sweet and sour sauce. Easy to make, it hits the right notes of sweet, sour and wonderful. I usually think of restaurant quality sweet and sour sauce with its neon red translucence when I hear the name. This is not that. This makes me wonder what else comes out of a bottle that I never think about making from scratch.

So, remember this recipe for fried wontons, pot stickers, egg rolls and whatever else you can think those mock chicken balls at the vegan Chinese joint.

Kosher Status: Dairy
Number of servings: 4 cups
Main Ingredient(s):
Preparation Time: 00:20
Cooking Time: 00:00
Skill Level: 1 - Easy (1 Easy - 5 Hard)
Estimated POINT value:


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce (tamari for gluten-free)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons peeled and minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 1 1/2 tablespoons of water

For fried wontons, just take store bought wrappers and place them into the hot 375'F oil until golden brown.


Combine all ingredients except the cornstarch blended with water. Bring to a boil. Add the cornstarch mixture. Turn the heat down and simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened. Cook for 1 - 2 minutes.

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