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Sweet and Sour Sauce

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Why buy bottled sweet and sour sauce when you can make your own at home in just a few minutes?

This homemade version is better than anything you can get from a store bought bottled version. Plus, I have just about every item in my pantry on a regular basis. Only thing I don’t always have on hand is pineapple juice. However, if you keep the juice you drain off canned pineapple when you use it. Just freeze it for later.

Sweet and Sour Sauce | realmomkitchen.com

Another great option is to keep those small cans of pineapple juice in the pantry. This way you can always make your own sweet and sour sauce.

Tomorrow I am sharing tasty easy chicken stir fry recipe using this sauce. It only takes a few more ingredients in addition to this sauce to get a meal on the table.

Sweet and Sour Sauce | realmomkitchen.com

Sweet and Sour Sauce | realmomkitchen.com

Sweet and Sour Sauce

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  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup vinegar
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 tsp or 1 cube chicken bouillon
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • 2 ½ Tbsp cornstarch
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a sauce pan, whisk all of the above ingredients together. Bring to a boil
  • Once boiling whisk constantly for 2-3 minutes until sauce is thick and glossy. Remove from heat.
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Recipe adapted from Jamie Cooks It Up.

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