Sometimes you just get a hankering for dipping something, whether you are dipping egg rolls, wantons, fruits, vegetables, or assorted crackers, chips or specialty breads. Sometimes, you just want the extra flavor you can add by making your own sauce for dipping rather than going shopping for readymade products. Learning how to make orange marmalade sweet and sour sauce can be fun, creative and it can also save you money when you make it yourself. You can actually surprise and impress anyone you know when you take the time to make your own homemade appetizer recipes.
This is a delicious tasting sweet and sour sauce recipe for dipping appetizers that you can make while using orange marmalade. However, just like so many other types of recipes, you can adapt it and use other types of jams or jellies for flavoring your sweet and sour sauce. For instance, you might like to try making some plum flavored sweet and sour sauce while using plum jam or maybe you might like to try making it with peach or even apple jelly.
When you are making homemade sweet and sour sauce for dipping your appetizers of chips, crackers, breads or fresh fruits and vegetables, egg rolls and wantons, you can flavor it any way that you see fit to satisfy the cravings of your family. You can use store bought jams and jellies to use to make this recipe or you might want to use some of your own homemade jams and jellies to enhance the flavors of this sweet and sour sauce. Following this recipe will yield about 6 cups of sweet and sour sauce that you can use for dipping egg rolls and wantons or other types of finger foods.
Recipe for Orange Marmalade Sweet and Sour Sauce
What You Need
- 1 can crushed pineapple and syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 Tablespoons cold water
- 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 cup orange marmalade
How to Make It
Using a large saucepan over a medium high heat setting, you will add the crushed pineapple and syrup, and then stir in the sugar, water, vinegar, and soy sauce. Stir to combine well and then bring the mixture to a boil.
Into a small cup you will add the cold water and cornstarch. Mix to blend together well and then stir this mixture into the hot pineapple mixture. Stir constantly while heating to a boil. Boil for about 2 minutes and then remove from heat. Allow this mixture to cool to room temperature and then stir in the orange marmalade or any other flavor of jam or jelly that you prefer for your sweet and sour sauce.
Cover the container with a tight fitting lid, aluminum foil, or clear plastic food wrap. Place the covered container in the refrigerator to chill until needed and then serve to family and friends.