Sweet and Sour Sauce

Maggie ^O^


I love this sweet and sour sauce. It is very "pineappley" and it goes really well over chicken, shrimp and pork.

Super easy to make and keeps really well.

I always have a container of it in the freezer for a quick go to when time gets away from me.

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2 Tbsp
1/4 c
light brown sugar
2 Tbsp
1/8 tsp
1/3 c
white vinegar
1 Tbsp
tamari sauce or soy sauce
20 oz
can crushed or tidbits pineapple in heavy syrup
carrot very thinly sliced
1/4 c
thinly sliced and chopped onion
1/4 c
thinly sliced and chopped green bell pepper
1/4 c
thinly sliced and chopped red bell pepper
1/4 c
sliced water chestnuts

How to Make Sweet and Sour Sauce


  • 1Drain and reserve pineapple juice. Add water to make 2 cups of liquid.
  • 2In the top of a double boiler, melt the butter. Add brown sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in juice, add vinegar and soy sauce.
  • 3Then combine pineapple, onion, carrots, peppers and chestnuts into the above mixture. Stir frequently to prevent scorching.

    Cook until peppers and carrots are soft - approximately 15 minutes.
  • 4This sauce keeps well in the refrigerator, and it may be reheated easily in the microwave or on the stovetop.

    I have frozen it and it will require some vigorous stirring to get it back together but it still tastes great!

    I use this sauce over chicken, shrimp and pork .. served with rice or noodles it makes a delicious meal!

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About Sweet and Sour Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids