Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

A quick homemade sweet and sour sauce for dipping or to add to your main dish.


  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. If using as a sauce in a dish you are cooking, just stir and add to pan a few minutes before service.
  3. Then cook over med-high heat stirring constantly until sauce thickens and takes on a'glazed' appearance (1- 2 minutes).
  4. If using as a dipping sauce, combine ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat stirring constantly until sauce boils.
  5. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  6. Keep warm for dipping.
Most Helpful

I made this and served Egg Rolls with it. Although not a sweet and sour fan, this was very good. I'll use the recipe again. BDavis - Hudson, FL

The Thorn of Hudson, FL September 10, 2006

I am never going to buy sweet and sour sauce in the supermarket again! I didn't change a thing and we loved it. Many thanks for this recipe!

Bear_Girl September 08, 2006

I am not going to put a rating on this one because I took your recipe and created my own! I used about 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, and brown sugar instead of white. I would recommend mixing the water and cornstarch before heating to prevent lumps (mine had lumps!) This is a good basic recipe and reheats well in the microwave.

dicentra May 28, 2006