Sweet Saucy Smokies
This is a potluck appetizer or side dish that is sweet, sour, and spicy. The sauce is thick enough to cling to the smokies for the most taste with every bite. This recipe also works well with meatballs. Use your favorite fruit jelly and fruit juice or the reserved pineapple juice.
Add the cornstarch before heating the sauce. If you forget, just make a slurry with a bit of water. Do not cook the smokies for an extended period because they will render their fat and turn the sauce into a greasy mess that won't cling to the sausages.
If using a tart jelly (like cranberry), add a tablespoon or two of granulated sugar until the sweet and sour taste is balanced. Caution, the sauce is hot, so be careful when tasting!