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egg roll being dipped into bowl of sweet and sour sauce
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Sweet and Sour Sauce

This Sweet and Sour Sauce is a classic dipping sauce! The perfect blend of sweet and sour, this sauce is delicious served with egg rolls, crab rangoons, and more!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: easy, sour, sweet
Servings: 32 tablespoons
Calories: 27kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2/3 cup canned pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoons water (this is our slurry)


  • Place brown sugar, vinegar, pineapple juice, soy sauce, and ketchup into a small saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat, whisking regularly.
  • Once boiling, whisk in the cornstarch slurry.
  • Boil for an additional minute or until thickened to your liking, stirring constantly.
  • Let the sauce cool completely, then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.
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Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg