McDonald’s Sweet and Sour Sauce

Craving the delicious taste of McDonald’s sweet and sour sauce? Now you can make it at home with this easy copycat recipe. Perfect for dipping chicken nuggets or fries.

mcdonalds sweet and sour sauce

I love this copycat sweet and sour recipe from McDonald’s. Super easy to make and tastes just like the real thing.

I love using this sweet and sour sauce for dipping my chicken nuggets or chicken tenders but I also like to dip my french fries in it.

mcdonalds sweet and sour sauce

You can also use this dipping sauce in many different ways. Serve it with egg rolls, dumplings, or spring rolls. You can also use it as a glaze for chicken or pork or use it as a condiment for your Sandwiches or Wraps.

You can use some Apricot Jam if you don’t have any Apricot Preserves on hand. Remember to use what you already have on hand!

mcdonalds sweet and sour sauce

Founded in 1940, McDonald’s is the world’s largest restaurant chain based on revenue best known for its hamburgers, especially for its Big Macs. You can make your own Big Mac by making my Copycat McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce recipe.

Since the goal of a Copycat Recipe is for it to taste exactly like the original, it’s only natural to rate this recipe against the original. This Copycat recipe rates a solid 9 out of 10 in my opinion.

mcdonalds sweet and sour sauce

Tips

  • Let the sauce sit for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. This will allow all the flavors to meld. You can use it immediately, but the longer you let it sit in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it will be.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Copycat Sweet and Sour recipe from McDonald’s. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Peach Preserves – whatever brand you prefer
  • Apricot Preserves – your favorite brand
  • Light Corn Syrup
  • White Vinegar
  • Cornstarch
  • Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Water
  1. Combine all of the ingredients except for the water in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the sauce mixture and the water. Stir and bring to a boil.
    sauce ingredients in a saucepan
  3. Allow the sauce to boil for five minutes, stirring often.
  4. Once the sauce has thickened, remove it from the heat and let it cool to room temperature.
  5. Store the sauce in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Printable Recipe Card

mcdonalds sweet and sour sauce

McDonald’s Sweet and Sour Sauce

Craving the delicious taste of McDonald's sweet and sour sauce? Now you can make it at home with this easy copycat recipe. Perfect for dipping chicken nuggets or fries.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course Sauces
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 52 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • ¼ cup Peach Preserves
  • ¼ cup Apricot Preserves
  • 2 Tbsp Light Corn Syrup
  • 5 Tsp White Vinegar
  • 1 ½ Tsp Cornstarch
  • ½ Tsp Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • ½ Tsp Yellow Mustard
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Water

Instructions
 

  • Combine all of the ingredients except for the water in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the sauce mixture and the water. Stir and bring to a boil.
  • Allow the sauce to boil for five minutes, stirring often.
  • Once the sauce has thickened, remove it from the heat and let it cool to room temperature.
  • Store the sauce in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Notes

→ Let the sauce sit for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. This will allow all the flavors to meld. You can use it immediately, but the longer you let it sit in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it will be.

Nutrition

Calories: 52kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.04gSaturated Fat: 0.003gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.002gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 78mgPotassium: 13mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 12IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Kristin says:

    This sweet and sour sauce is fantastic. The taste is just like the real thing. Loved it.

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