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.