Easy Sweet & Sour Sauce
Sweet & Sour Sauce
yield approximately 5-6 cups, may be multiplied for larger batches
½ c white vinegar
1 c ketchup (or ¾ c ketchup plus ¼ c plum sauce)
2 ¼ c sugar
2 c water
2 T pineapple juice
2 T cornstarch mixed with 3 T water
Mix all but cornstarch mixture in a pot and bring to a boil until sugar is dissolved. Lower heat and whisk in cornstarch mixture to thicken. Depending on your preference, you may add more cornstarch mixture and/or cook longer to thicken. Either serve or refrigerate. If making larger batches, this may be canned very easily. Using ½ pint or pint jars, fill leaving ¼ inch headspace. Wipe rims and place 2-piece lids. Process in a water bath canner for 10 minutes. Shake before serving. Refrigerate after opening.
See my post on dandelion jelly and jelly tips for more detailed information on canning.