*My kids and I adore how the sweet notes of the pineapple contrast the sour and spicy flavors in this recipe. That said, not everyone likes mixing fruit and vegetables in the same dish, and my husband loves this meal even more without the pineapple. Accordingly, I use about 1 1/2 cups for a balance that everyone in our family enjoys. Feel free to choose an amount based on preferences in your own group.
- I prefer to use fresh pineapple when available, although canned may be used – in which case you may use the drained juice in the sauce recipe. Optionally, the small 6-ounce cans that Dole offers need not be refrigerated until opened and are ideal when a small amount of pineapple juice is called for in a recipe.
- I use half for one dinner and refrigerate the remaining sauce for another batch in the following week or two. Alternatively, extra sauce may be used to flavor rice that may be served alongside. The sauce may also be used for other recipes calling for sweet & sour sauce.