A fabulous, classic homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce. Use this for tossing, dipping, slathering or even marinating!
4.67 from 3 votes
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Homemade Sweet & Sour Sauce

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Author Nagi
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
A sweet and tangy sauce perfect for dipping, drizzling and dunking your favorite bites.
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  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

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  1. Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Whisk to combine.
  3. As it starts heating up, keep whisking constantly until it thickens into a sauce consistency. It will thicken as it cools. Adjust sweet with sugar, tang with vinegar, saltiness with salt to taste.

Recipe Notes

Store for a week in an airtight container. You may need to add a touch of cider vinegar after a few days as the tanginess does fade.
Serving size 1 tablespoon.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 34, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 99mg, Potassium: 29mg, Carbohydrates: 8g, Sugar: 8g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 19%, Vitamin C: 1%, Calcium: 6%, Iron: 1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword sweet & sour, sweet and sour sauce