The Best Sweet and Sour Sauce

Total Time
5 mins
5 mins

This came from Taste of Home's Quick Cooking and is much better than anything I've created on my own. The sauce is thick and gooy and goes well with so many things.

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  1. Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan.
  2. Cook over medium heat until thick, stirring constantly.
  3. Pour over chicken, meatballs, smoked sausage, veggies, etc.
Most Helpful

5 5

Not quite the right color, but the taste is great if you increase the brown sugar a bit. Desperately needed this recipe when I found a recipe that called for sweet and sour sauce. This recipe saved the day. May decrease the cornstarch a bit...but it was a lifesaver!

5 5

Perfect! the only thing I did different was after it was thick, I tasted it and I added a touch more white wine vinager maybe a tsp or so. LOVED it and will make again! Thanks for sharing.

5 5

Far more delicious than the ingredients make it seem like it will be. This is very very close to the sweet/sour sauce of a local restaurant. Love it! I made pan-fried tofu, recipe 271647, some seared pineapple chunks, and steamed broccoli. Fantastic!