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Pineapple Sweet and Sour Sauce

Rated as 4.82 out of 5 Stars

"I have tried a few different recipes for sweet and sour sauce from this site and from other cookbooks and none of them ever seemed to be quite right, so I experimented a few times and this is the one I liked the best. Now it's the only sauce I use for my sweet and sour pork or chicken."
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30 m servings 58
Original recipe yields 24 servings (3 cups)


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  1. Whisk 1/4 cup pineapple juice and cornstarch together in a small bowl until smooth.
  2. Combine cornstarch mixture, remaining 1 3/4 cup pineapple juice, sugar, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, crushed pineapple, and garlic powder in a large pot over high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until sauce comes to a gentle boil. Reduce heat and continue to simmer until sauce is clear and reaches desired consistency, 15 to 25 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • I always use the pineapple juice from 2 cans of pineapple chunks and crush 4 to 5 of the chunks for the crushed pineapple, then the pineapple chunks are ready for your sweet and sour pork or chicken.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 58 calories; 0.1 14.3 0.3 0 160 Full nutrition

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I just had to review this because I couldn't believe no one else had. I'm going to be honest and say I eyeballed most of the ingredients and just added to taste but every single batch I've made ...

One of the best sweet and sour recipes I have made.

Just what I was looking for. I had all the ingredients on hand & it was easy to make. I followed the recipe exactly, didn't add crushed pineapple to the sauce since it was optional. Even my ...

Really good. I added a little butter to this to give it a richer flavor. The whole family approved. Keeper!

The sauce is amazing! I added green bell pepper and used white vinegar.

I did not make any changes. This recipe is delicious! I made this recipe last year too, but am finally reviewing it. DELICIOUS!!!!

I just made this sauce last night with chicken breasts and my husband & I lOVED it! This IS THE BEST SAUCE EVER! Tonight we're having sweet and sour pork chops!. Thank you for sharing your rec...

Simple to make. Tastes awesome!!!!

Didn’t use garlic powder. Very good recipe. Reduced sugar a bit. Was very good with our chicken balls. Will certainly make again.