Sweet Chili Pineapple Sauce

Sweet Chili Pineapple Sauce: A Perfect Summer Treat

I love making this Sweet Chili Pineapple Sauce in bulk because I can eat it all summer. This sauce, with its perfect blend of sweet and spicy, brings back memories of family picnics on our farm, where laughter echoed across the fields. The tangy pineapple and spicy chili create a delightful contrast, making it an ideal accompaniment for various dishes. Whether you're planning a backyard barbecue or looking to add some excitement to your weekday meals, this sauce is a fantastic addition.

This sauce pairs wonderfully with the savory aroma of grilled chicken or pork, adding a zesty and vibrant touch. It's also perfect for dipping spring rolls or crispy fried shrimp. You can even use it to transform a simple bowl of steamed rice into a special treat.


  • 1 cup of drained, crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup of sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (optional, for extra heat)

Sweet Chili Pineapple Sauce in a bowl, garnished with fresh pineapple slices and chili flakes, ready to enhance your summer meals


  1. Combine Ingredients: In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the crushed pineapple, sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, and rice vinegar.
  2. Add Aromatics: Stir in the minced garlic and grated ginger until well mixed.
  3. Cook the Sauce: Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a gentle boil, stirring frequently.
  4. Simmer: Once the sauce begins to boil, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until it reaches your desired thickness.
  5. Add Heat: If you like extra heat, stir in the red pepper flakes while cooking.
  6. Cool and Serve: Remove the sauce from the heat and let it cool slightly before serving.

Variations and Tips

  • Extra Heat: Add a dash of hot sauce or more red pepper flakes for additional spice.
  • Enhanced Flavor: Incorporate a touch of sesame oil for a deeper flavor.
  • Tangy Twist: Add freshly squeezed lime juice for a tangier sauce.
  • Healthier Sweetener: Substitute brown sugar with honey or agave syrup for a healthier option.

Enjoy this delightful Sweet Chili Pineapple Sauce all summer long, and let its vibrant flavors elevate your meals!

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