Learn how to make homemade Sweet and Sour sauce, this is easy, and contains no preservatives!
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Sweet and Sour Sauce

Make restaurant quality sweet and sour sauce at home. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Sweet and Sour Sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 125kcal
Author Stephanie Manley

Ingredients

  • 5 cups water
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 or 3 slices fresh ginger
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • Red food coloring if desired
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water

Instructions

  • Wash the orange and the lemon well. Slice the fruit and sliced ginger and place into a medium pot along with 5 cups of water. Bring the pot to a boil, and then simmer for 30 minutes. Drain water with a sieve, press the fruit into the sieve, you want to get all of the water released. Place water into a pot and add 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup vinegar, and 1 cup ketchup mix until well blended with a whisk. Heat the sauce over medium high heat. Combine 3 tablespoons corn starch and 3 tablespoons water in a small bowl. Slowly stream the liquid into the sauce stirring constantly. The sauce will thicken. When the sauce thickens remove from heat. Store unused sauce in an air tight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 13.7mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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