Homemade Sweet & Sour Sauce

"This is a real good sweet & sour sauce--full of chunky little tidbits that are so good. It makes about 3 cups. It will stay good in the fridge for about 3 or 4 days."
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Ready In:
3 cups




  • Drain pineapple, reserving juice from pineapple.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, can of tomatoes, onion, soy sauce, ginger and pineapple; simmer for 20 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and reserved pineapple juice; stir till smooth.
  • Add to the cooked pineapple mixture when mixture is done cooking.
  • Bring to a boil and cook for about 2 minutes or till slightly thickened,Remove from heat and cool.
  • Refrigerate till cold.

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  1. I substituted 3/4 cup stevia for sugar and chopped grape tomatoes for canned. I also used the 20oz can of pineapple and realized too late the recipe called for 8oz can. Made plenty and was delicious. May have been sweet enough without added sweetener.
  2. Turned out great to use in sweet and sour pork wraps. Really good.
  3. I made up this recipe and served it with vegetarian meatballs (brand-name Nate). It was absolutely delicious. I had a food processor and it made it easy to chop up all those onions. Yes, there were a lot of onions since I was serving 75 people at a Luau. I had made up samples of 4 other sweet-sour sauces that were here on the Recipezaar website. Of all of them, this had just the right texture and taste. The vinegar I used was basalmic vinegar. So it was darker and I felt it complimented the meatballs better. I rejected two other recipes because I didn't care for the taste. I did use the Sweet-Sour Sauce for Meatballs & Wings recipe for my Hawaiian Enchiladas, and it was a good choice for them. I'm sure you would enjoy this as it has a nice rich flavor. Irene T.
  4. this looks like a really goood sweet and sour sauce!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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