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Sweet and Sour Sauce

Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce

Sweet and Sour Sauce a the perfect blend of yin yang flavors! It is great to use on various dishes, as it balances the tanginess of the fruit juice and the sweetness of sugar!
Course Sauces
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Keyword Sweet and Sour Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings of about 1/4 cup
Calories 96kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2/3 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-2 drops red gel food coloring optional


  • Add all the ingredients, except food coloring to a medium saucepan and whisk to combine until the cornstarch is dissolved.
  • Place it on the stove over medium heat.
  • Stir or whisk well until it comes to a light boil.
  • Keep stirring constantly until the sauce thickens. Taste and adjust for sugar and tanginess. For a more pronounced red color, add a few drops of red gel food coloring.
  • Remove the sauce from heat when it thickened and it coats the back of a spoon.
  • Let the sauce cool before serving.



Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 6.3mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.3mg