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Simple Sweet and Sour Sauce

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"This is a simple sweet and sour sauce with nice depth of flavor. You can use it for marinating chicken and pork or for a dipping sauce. Goes great with meatballs for something a little different. For a zesty kick, add some bottled hot pepper sauce."
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35 m servings 28 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (3 cups)


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  1. Stir pineapple chunks with juice, 3/4 cup water, rice vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce together in a saucepan; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook at a simmer until the pineapple is tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Pour pineapple mixture into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Return mixture to saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  3. Whisk cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water together in a bowl until smooth; stir into the sauce. Increase heat to medium. Cook and stir sauce until thick, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 28 calories; 0 g fat; 7.3 g carbohydrates; 0.2 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 71 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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My blender is broken so left the pineapple as pieces- just perfect for my Chinese sweet and sour pork and dip for Spring Rolls! A definite keeper :0)

This was okay. It was a bit on the sweet side so added 2 gloves of minced garlic and some that chili paste. I used an immersion blender and left a few smaller chunks of pineapple. After my addit...

Everyone loved it! I think next time I'll make more for my dish!

I added a table spoon of fresh lime juice. The pineapple was over powering. I also used sweet red chili sauce instead of ketchup. I also used arrowroot flour to thicken it...why not add an i...

Very easy to make as I had everything already in my pantry except pineapple. So I substituted orange juice to add the fruity sweetness. So good. I will try it again when I do have a can of pine...