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sweet and sour sauce

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Maggie M
In The Kitchen, OH

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.

(2 ratings)
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sweet and sour sauce

  • 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
  • 1
    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

  • 1
    Drain and reserve pineapple juice. Add water to make 2 cups of liquid.
  • 2
    In the top of a double boiler, melt the butter. Add brown sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in juice, add vinegar and soy sauce.
  • 3
    Then 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.
  • 4
    This 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!