Saturday, February 10, 2007

Amazing Sweet and Sour Sauce

I have had this recipe for about 25 years. It came from a cookbook that was compiled by the great cooks from the church where I grew up. These women, which included my mom and grandmother, helped influence and inspire me to want to be a good cook. This sweet and sour sauce is as easy as it is tasty.

Sweet and Sour Sauce

1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp ketchup
1 cup liquid from pineapple (with water added to equal 1 cup)
1-8 oz. can crushed pineapple

Combine brown sugar and cornstarch. Drain pineapple and measure liquid. Add water if necessary to equal 1 cup of liquid. Add to brown sugar mixture, along with vinegar and catchup. Bring to a boil and stir constantly over low heat until thickened. Add pineapple, heat through, and serve warm.

It will look like this before you heat it:

As you boil the liquid, it will thicken and begin to appear glossy. Add the pineapple.

This is wonderful with chicken fingers. If you are serving this as an appetizer for more than 4 people, double or triple the recipe.


tammy said...

OH, Are the chicken tenders HOMEMADE??? They look GREAT!!!

Vickie said...

OK, Miss Smartie, I know Gil told you they were Angel Food. They were really good, by the way.