Pineapple Sweet and Sour Sauce


This sweet and sour sauce recipe with pineapple is my own creation. I tried many other recipes on this site and in cookbooks but could never find one I really liked, so I came up with my own. Now, this is the only sauce I use for my sweet and sour pork or chicken.

Pineapple Sweet and Sour Sauce
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
3 cups


  • 2 cups pineapple juice, divided

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¾ cup ketchup, or more to taste

  • cup apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce, or more to taste

  • 2 tablespoons crushed pineapple, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Whisk 1/4 cup pineapple juice and cornstarch together in a small bowl until smooth.

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


Use two cans of pineapple chunks for this recipe. Drain the chunks to get the juice needed, and crush 4 to 5 pineapple chunks for the crushed pineapple. Then use the remaining pineapple chunks to serve with your sweet and sour pork or chicken.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

58 Calories
0g Fat
14g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 67mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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