Apricot & Rum Dipping Sauce

Wow!! What a flavor this sauce has. Sweet and tart from the apricot and just slightly rummy-just enough to taste.   It’s delicious!  I wish I had made this earlier in the week when I made the baked sweet potato fries-it would have been delicious on them.

 I made this recipe for the a recipe swap that I’m involved in with some other great blogger friends which is hosted by Sarah from http://tasteofhomecooking.blogspot.com. This swap’s theme was ‘cooking with alcohol’.  The recipe below is from Jen at www.becomingpigzilla.com (what a cute name!!), originally from Food Network.


Apricot & Rum Dipping Sauce


  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tbsp dark rum


  1. Put both ingredients into a small sauce pan.  Cook for 10 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Serve

I cooked this down longer than the original recipe instructed as I wanted it to be a little thinner-more of a glaze consistency as you can see below.  I heated up some spring rolls that I had in the freezer but you could put this on anything-grilled chicken, shrimp etc…


Check out the rest of the swap recipes here:



13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jen
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 09:12:07

    So glad this turned out better than the barbecue sauce. I’ll have to make it again myself to see if it turns out. I’m not sure what happened, but glad you found this and it worked so well!


  2. katie
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 09:34:00

    I love the flavor of apricots. This looks great as a sauce for spring rolls.


  3. Jaida (Sweet Beginnings)
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 10:12:45

    Mmm…this sounds like an amazing sauce.- and I’m kind of a sauce-fiend!!


  4. Joelen
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 10:36:19

    This looks great! I recently had sweet and sour chicken with that neon red sauce {it was take out] but I’m thinking this would have been much much better! Looking forward to trying it when I make it at home!


  5. Caroline {TheBarbeeHousewife}
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 10:47:29

    Yum! We love sweet potato fries and I think you are right, this sauce would be excellent on them, or on grilled chicken!


  6. Ashley L.
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 11:06:05

    sounds good! i just orderd eggs rolls from a co-worker and I bet this might be a good sauce!


  7. Hezzi-D
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 17:44:24

    Oh yeah! I love rum sauces. This sounds soooo good and since we have eggrolls almost every week I definitely need to make this!


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