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Sweet and Sour Sauce

This Sweet and Sour Sauce is a homemade version of a Chinese takeout staple! It's sweet, it's sour, it's versatile, and it's delicious. Just 6 ingredients and 15 minutes needed!


Gather your Ingredients

– 1 cup pineapple juice (unsweetened or reduce sugar slightly) – ½ cup brown sugar (packed) – ¼ cup ketchup – ¼ cup white vinegar – 2 tablespoons corn starch – 3-4 drops red food coloring (optional)


– Whisk together all ingredients in a small saucepan (off the heat).


– Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and reduce heat to medium.


– Simmer until thickened, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in red food coloring if desired (it just gives it a nice bright color!) – Serve or refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.