McDonald's Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur

McDonald's Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce

Score: 4.06 (votes: 16)
Reviews: 16
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My McDonald's Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce copycat recipe below recreates he sauce you get with your order of McNuggets at the world's largest hamburger outlet. Now, instead of shoving a fistful of the little green packs into your backpack, you can make up a batch of your own McDonald's sweet and sour sauce to use as a dip for store bought nuggets, chicken fingers, fried shrimp, and tempura. It's a simple recipe that requires a food processor or a blender, and the sauce will keep well for some time in the fridge.

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  • 1/4 cup peach preserves
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 5 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons water
Do This

1. Combine all ingredients except the water in a food processor or a blender and puree until the mixture is smooth. 

2. Pour the mixture into a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the water, stir, and bring mixture to a boil. Allow it to boil for five minutes, stirring often. When the sauce has thickened, remove it from the heat and let it cool. Store the sauce in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Makes about 3/4 cup.

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Sep 4, 2015, 22:00
McDonald's sauce tastes processed, this is fresh and delicious. Who cares if it tastes "exactly" the same when this is better. I make an 8x batch with a full jar each of peach and apricot. Lasts well over a year without any trouble. Thanks Todd!
John Delisle
Jan 9, 2013, 22:00
This recipe is as close to McDonalds as it could be. If you follow the directions and use generic ingredients (no Smuckers here) you will be very happy.
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