Sweet and Sour Sauce- EASY

Kathie Carr


I got this recipe back in the mid 1970's from a Chinese cooking class. Its a versatile sauce that can be used for many dishes or a dip for egg rolls.

One of my friends who is an authentic Chinese person was horrified. She told me it is no where near a real Chinese sweet and sour. I'm sorry Lee, but I do like it and its easy. :)

So I'm passing this along with the warning that its not real Chinese but maybe you will like it as much as I do.


★★★★★ 2 votes

3 cups
15 Min


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1 can(s)
(8 ounces) crushed pineapple in own juice
1 c
1 c
unsweetened pineapple juice
1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c
cider vinegar
1 pinch
dried red pepper flakes, optional

How to Make Sweet and Sour Sauce- EASY


  • 1Pour un-drained canned pineapple in blender. Process until finely chopped. Pour pineapple into a medium saucepan with catsup, juice, brown sugar, and vinegar. If using pepper add now.

    Cook over medium/high heat, stirring, until mixture just begins to boil. Reduce heat and cook (stirring frequently) until mixture reaches the consistency you desire. Store any unused sauce in frig.
  • 2Use to make any sweet and sour dish. Just stir fry meat and veggies and add this sauce before serving over rice.

    I like this as a dip for egg rolls, especially with the red pepper.

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About Sweet and Sour Sauce- EASY

Course/Dish: Dips, Fruit Sauces, Other Sauces

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