Easy Sweet and Sour Sauce

 I always seemed to be out of Sweet and Sour sauce when I wanted to have it for a recipe...so I finally stopped buying it and now I make my own...it really is easy! I have no idea why I was buying it... it just makes sense to make it from scratch.. all the flavor and no preservatives!


I used Worcestershire sauce… I have used soy sauce with a lot of luck in the past… just use about 1 teaspoon in place of the Worcestershire sauce…..

I usually use rice vinegar… it tastes milder than regular white vinegar… but I didn’t have any on hand… either will do… you may need to adjust the sugar amount a bit to your taste by adding a bit more.

To avoid lumps… mix the cornstarch with a little pineapple juice before adding it into the rest of the ingredients.

This made enough to fill a small bowl… in case you want to use it for a dipping sauce… if you use it like I did for a stir fry… this was enough when using about a pound of cut up chicken breasts… if you use more chicken… double the recipe and add as needed to your dish… store any leftovers in the fridge.


Recipe: Sweet and Sour Sauce

All you need:

1 can (6 oz.) pineapple juice
¼ cup ketchup
¼ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup white vinegar or rice vinegar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons apricot preserves
2 tablespoons cherry juice (from a bottle of cherries)
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch

All you have to do:

Mix all ingredients in a small sauce pan… heat over medium heat until desired thickness. Whisking frequently.

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