Cherry/Currant Sweet and Sour Sauce

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 10 mins

I made Crab Rangoon last night & needed a quick sweet and sour sauce & didn't have time to run to the computer to find one here on Zaar. So, here is my concoction. My husband loved it!


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the maraschino cherry juice, vinegar, and jelly.
  2. Stir over moderate heat, stirring until jelly has melted.
  3. Dissolve the cornstarch in the 1/4 cup water.
  4. Stir into sauce; cook until thickened, stirring constantly.
  5. Add water, little by little if it is too thick.
Most Helpful

What a wonderful idea! I also needed to come up with a quick sweet and sour sauce, but I had time to run to Zaar, and this recipe is what I found. The cherries I had on hand weren't maraschino (just a can of plain Bing cherries), but they seemed to do the job. It's a really outstanding sauce that I'll definitely make again, next time with the maraschino cherries.

Miss Pierce June 24, 2008

This is easy and delicious with a gourmet taste and gorgeous color. The currants make quite an impact so you'd never know it contains maraschino cherries. I wasn't sure whether to buy red or black currant jelly but I went for the red. Next time I'll start with less cornstarch rather than thickening and then thinning it down again but I'll definitely make this again.

FLKeysJen September 19, 2007