Lucky Sweet and Sour Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

My most favorite Sweet and Sour Sauce. I often add pineapple, sliced green pepper and maraschino cherries. You can use it as a dipping sauce or add it to cooked meat or poultry.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup ketchup
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 14 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 12 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 34 cup pineapple juice (I use pineapple juice) or 34 cup water (I use pineapple juice)
  • 2 teaspoons oil


  1. Mix juice and cornstarch.
  2. Heat oil in a small saucepan and add remaining ingredients and cornstarch mixture.
  3. Cook over medium to medium high heat, stirring until sauce thickens.


Most Helpful

Wow! I am no longer purchasing prepared sweet & sour sauce now that I have found this recipe. The taste is exactly like what I am buying in a jar and it is less expensive! I used it over stir fried veggies & rice and it was terrific. Also, I used the pineapple juice option.

sunny_day May 20, 2003

Lorac I hope you don't mind but I took 2 liberties with this recipe. Firstly I used Canned Plum Juice (Italian Prune) and I added 4 drops of hot sauce. On the recipe you gave the option of using Pineaple juice or water but I had the plum juice - really wonderful. The consistency is perfect. Your instructions clear & straightforward. Just the right tang for the sweet & Sour flavor. I had left over cooked chicken, made this sauce and heated the chicken in it. served with Chinese fried rice Thanks Lorac for aquick easy recipe that I shall use again (next time I will try pineapple juice.

Bergy May 15, 2003

I was making egg rolls and discovered I was out of sweet and sour sauce. Glad I found this recipe - my husband absolutely loves it!

Lisa Tiede-Newland May 03, 2003

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