Easy Sweet and Sour Sauce

Easy Sweet and Sour Sauce


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This is my quick and easy sweet and sour dipping sauce that I make when I have egg rolls, wontons or stir fried chicken.

Jackie Smith

Serves: 8 

  • 1 teaspoon cornflour
  • 5 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 dessertspoon vegetable oil
  • 150ml pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
  • salt to taste

Preparation:2min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:7min 

  1. In a small saucepan over a medium low heat, whisk (using a metal whisk) together vinegar and cornflour. Add oil, pineapple juice, tomato sauce, brown sugar and salt and whisk constantly until the mixture is heated through.


If you want to achieve a thicker consistency, dissolve another 1/4 teaspoon of cornflour in 2 or 3 tablespoons of cold water. Once dissolved, stir the mixture into the sauce and continue to heat and whisk until sauce thickens.

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Reviews (4)


This is a great all-round dipping sauce. I use it for spring rolls, coconut prawns and dumplings. I made it a bit thicker, and I also like it with a bit of chilli paste in it. - 08 Oct 2008


Something else. This was really good! I was looking for a sauce to use to make sweet sour chicken with veggies and this worked great. I sauteed some chicken until browned, added sliced carrots, onions red capsicum, cooked for a few more minutes, then added the sauce and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. It thickened a little and coated everything nicely. Easy and tasty! - 08 Oct 2008


Very good! It's more sour than sweet, so if you like it sweet then add more of the pineapple juice and brown sugar. - 08 Oct 2008

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