Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce

Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce


  • 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)


  1. Add all the ingredients, except food coloring to a medium saucepan and whisk to combine until the cornstarch is dissolved.
  2. Place it on the stove over medium heat.
  3. Stir or whisk well until it comes to a light boil.
  4. 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.
  5. Remove the sauce from heat when it thickened and it coats the back of a spoon.
  6. Let the sauce cool before serving.

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