Apricot dipping sauce with an Asian flair

Apricot Dipping Sauce

This Apricot Dipping sauce is good with Chinese Dumplings but we like it with anything from Bagels to Chicken nuggets or wings

I have been meaning to post this all week, certainly I meant to post alongside my Soft Pretzels, but here, finally it is – an Apricot Dipping Sauce. This is great with the pretzels, even better with any type of breaded chicken or “nuggets.” It’s also a great sauce to use in the final moments of barbecuing pork or chicken or brushed on chicken wings to caramelize.

Apricot dipping sauce with an Asian flair

Apricot Dipping Sauce Asian flair

A bit sweet, a bit spicy with a touch of Asian flair, this sauce is also easily adapted or changed up. And it doesn’t really taste like apricots, doctored up with all the flavors. I straight up stole it from Gourmet years ago and doctor/change it up all the time. We love it!

Use this as a base recipe and feel free to make it your own! I put a few of my favorite changes in parentheses. It will keep in the fridge, tightly covered, for several weeks.

Do watch for coupons on jam or jellies – when there are coupons, there are usually sales. There’s no need to be paying full price for pantry items like this that keep forever.

Apricot Dipping Sauce

  • Servings: abt 2 cups
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 3/4 cups apricot jam
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce, or to taste (I like 1 tablespoon)
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped scallion greens (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, or to taste (or a teaspoon apple cider vinegar)
  • Dash of Tabasco, or to taste (and/or a few hot pepper flakes)
  • (1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Chinese hot mustard)

Melt jam in a small saucepan. Stir in remaining ingredients (I prefer to simmer several minutes for a thicker sauce, stirring often ). Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve warm.

Cooks’ note:
  • Reheat sauce over low heat, stirring.
  • This sauce is also excellent with a little finely grated ginger

From the kitchen of www.frugalhausfrau.com adapted from Gourmet.


You know I’ll be bringing this to our Throwback Thursday #25 Link Party, hosted by Quinn of Dad What’s for Dinner, Meaghan of 4 Sons are Us, Alli of Tornadough, and Moi! That’s right – me!

Click over to our Throwback Thursday post for links to their blogs and social media, rules and more info or just click on the blue leapfrog, below, to view all the Throwback Thursday Posts or enter your own!

I will also be bringing these over to Angie’s Link Party, Fiesta Friday # 105 This week, Lily of the Sweet Little Baker and Julianna of Foodie on Board are the co-hosts!


29 thoughts on “Apricot Dipping Sauce

    • Thanks, Jhuls, and as far s the mustard, you could leave it out, Jhuls, or add in to taste some horseradish or wasibi or mustard powder, hot or not or maybe coleman’s mustard powder.

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