This Homemade Pineapple Sauce has the best flavors of the tropical fruit. Drizzle it on a scoop of ice-cream, crushed ice or smother it on ham for the main course. It is supremely easy to make this sauce at home. Read my recipe and get going to make it soon, folks!
Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits, that I love in all the forms.
Be it the fruit itself, beverages, desserts, or even in Indian Curries and Pulao, It is such a versatile fruit.
Thought we get Pineapple all around the year, the best ones are available in Summers. Juicy and sweet with a slight tanginess, this fruit adds a lot of flavor in the recipes and is also extremely high in Vitamin C.
So as soon as summer sets, I get my hands on these fresh pineapples and make a lot of recipes using the same.
Today, I am showing you how to make a fresh Pineapple Sauce which is made from fresh pineapple, sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch. This sauce is surely a novelty to try then!
You can use this sauce in so many ways, such as a glaze for pork, for chicken, and even for shrimp as well. Moreover, it goes really well in the combo of Coconut Shrimp.
Also, it is great to use this sauce for Ham.
And do you know that this Sweet and Sour Sauce with Pineapple can be served with tofu, grilled veggies, cheese, and paneer as well, eh?
It is perfectly spicy, sweet, and tart. But, the best thing is that it gets ready by 15 minutes by stirring occasionally on medium heat.
Sometimes, I even top my ice-cream with this sauce, to add that slight tangy spicy taste to the same. It tastes lip-smackingly good!
So, whenever you get a fresh Pineapple, do not forget to make this sauce and if you do, let me know how you liked it?
About the recipe
Pineapple Sauce is just filled with the goodness of different flavors, sweet, tangy, and spicy at once.
Along with fresh pineapples, garlic, rice vinegar, lemon juice, lemon zest, red chilli flakes, brown sugar, salt, cornflour, and water are used.
Both chopped pineapple and pineapple juice are used in this sauce. This sauce has the perfect balance of flavors that can make any simple dish fancy and interesting.
You can make this sauce in advance and store in an airtight container in the fridge for about a week.
So whenever you make any grilled veggie or meat dish, just top it with this sauce and enjoy it.
You can use it as:
- Dipping Sauce
- Glaze for chicken, pork, fish, ham and shrimps
- Salad Dressing
- Dessert Topping
- Hotdog Topping
- Meatball Sauce
- Drizzle over Tacos
You can add the following ingredients and give a twist to this delicious Pineapple Sauce
- Cranberry – Add fresh or frozen cranberries while cooking the sauce go it a very unique tangy taste. This Pineapple Cranberry Sauce is one of my fav variations of the classic recipe
- Habanero – Add some finely chopped habanero peppers in the sauce to give it a very nice spicy kick. Pineapple Habanero sauce can be used in desserts as well as savory stuff.
- Jalapeno – You can replace habanero with Jalapeno peppers as well.
- Mango – Pineapple Mango Sauce is a great variation of this classic recipe. Add a few cubed ripe mangoes along with pineapple to make this sauce.
- Rum – Adding rum in my sauces is one of my fav things to do. It changes the taste a lot and gives a very earthy taste to the resultant sauces. Do try.
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Step by Step Recipe
Blend pineapple and garlic in a blender to make a coarse mixture.
Add the pineapple mixture in a pan along with pineapple juice, vinegar, lemon juice, lemon zest, brown sugar, red chilli flakes and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 5-6 minutes.
Mix cornflour in water and add it in the pan.
Cook until sauce thickens. Remove the pan from heat and let the sauce cool down.
Pineapple Sauce Recipe
- 2 cups Fresh Pineapple (Peeled and Chopped)
- 1 tsp Garlic (Chopped)
- ½ cup Pineapple Juice
- ¼ cup Rice Vinegar
- ¼ cup Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp Lemon Zest
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 2 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
- 1 tsp Salt
- 3 tbsp Cornflour
- ¼ cup Water
- Blend pineapple and garlic in a blender to make a coarse mixture.
- Add the pineapple mixture in a pan alone with pineapple juice, vinegar, lemon juice, lemon zest, brown sugar, red chilli flakes and salt.
- Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 5-6 minutes.
- Mix cornflour in water and add it in the pan.
- Cook until sauce thickens.
- Remove the pan from heat and let the sauce cool down.
- Store in a glass jar for up to a week in refrigerator.