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Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce

Rated as 4.34 out of 5 Stars

"A great sauce for dipping almost any Asian inspired dish in! Should you desire a thicker consistency than what this recipe yields, dissolve another 1/4 teaspoon of cornstarch in 1/8 to 1/4 cup of cold water. Once dissolved, stir the mixture into the sauce and continue to heat and whisk until sauce thickens."
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7 m servings 46
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 cup)


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  1. In a small saucepan over a medium-low heat, whisk (using a metal whisk) together vinegar and cornstarch. Add oil, pineapple juice, ketchup, brown sugar, and salt; whisking constantly until the mixture is heated through.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 46 calories; 1.2 8.9 0.1 0 44 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Very good! It's more sour than sweet, so if you like it sweet then add more of the pineapple juice and brown sugar.

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sorry!! I meant my criticism for another recipe.

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Very good! It's more sour than sweet, so if you like it sweet then add more of the pineapple juice and brown sugar.

Great dipping sauce! If you like more sweet than sour, use rice wine vinegar instead of white vinegar. I also like my sauces a little thicker, so I added a bit more cornstarch as the submitter...

This was really good! I was looking for a sauce to use to make sweet sour chicken with veggies and this worked great. I sauteed some chicken until browned, added sliced carrots, onions red p...

This is a great all-purpose dipping sauce. I use it for spring rolls, coconut shrimp and pot stickers. I made it a bit thicker, and I also like it with red pepper flakes or a bit of chili paste...

This came out much thinner than I wanted, so I added another teaspoon of corn starch to a teaspoon of cold water, stirred in and let simmer for 4-6 minutes. Perfect, and I LOVE that it wasn't br...

the very best homemade recipe so far, only I have had better at restaurants -- I used rice wine vinegar which is an asian ingredient vinegar, & it gave it a more authentic taste.

I wanted to use this sauce with stir fry so I added a little extra cornstarch to make it a little thicker but made no other changes. This was exactly what I was looking for and I will be using i...

The flavor of this was really good. I had to triple this only because it really didn't make as much as I thought it would. Once I set it on the stove and brought it to a boil, it wouldn't thicke...

sorry!! I meant my criticism for another recipe.