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Sweet-Hot Asian Dipping Sauce Recipe

Sweet-Hot Asian Dipping Sauce Recipe

This Asian-inspired sauce from our Test Kitchen is a delicious dip for egg rolls or veggies. It can also be used to make a sweet-tangy vinaigrette.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Process: 20 min. YIELD:48 servings


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup crushed red pepper flakes
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons canning salt


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, bring sugar and vinegar to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • 2. Ladle hot liquid into six hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  • 3. Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 20 minutes. Remove jars and cool. Yield: 6 half-pints.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 54 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 75 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.