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Homemade Sweet Chili Pineapple Sauce

by Trishia Mae Cordova on Jun 03, 2024

Homemade Sweet Chili Pineapple Sauce

There's something magical about the combination of sweet pineapple, tangy lime, fiery chili, and savory garlic all coming together in one delectable concoction. It's a symphony of flavors that dances on your taste buds, leaving you craving more with each bite. And the best part? It's incredibly simple to make, requiring just a handful of ingredients and a bit of love and attention.

Sweet chili sauce is a versatile condiment that adds a burst of sweet and spicy flavor to any dish. This recipe takes it up a notch by incorporating juicy pineapple for a tropical twist. It's perfect for dipping, drizzling, or even marinating!

 

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 10 min

Serving: 3-4 jars

 

What you’ll need:

  • 1 ½ cups pineapple
  • ¾ cup pineapple juice
  • 4 red chilies, stemmed and minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 1 lime, zest and juiced
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili flakes

 

Instructions:

  • Add all ingredients to the saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes until thickened.
  • Ladle the sauce to the jars and remove any air bubbles. Place the jar in the water bath canner. Process for 15 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, remove the lid, and let the jars stand for 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool for 12-24 hours. Check lids for seal; they should not flex when the center is pressed.

 

Nutrition:

Calories 355, Carbohydrates 89g, Sodium 656mg, Sugar 81g

 

Helpful Tips:

  • Love heat? Add an extra chili or two, or use a hotter variety. For a milder sauce, reduce the chilies or use less chili flakes.
  • While canned pineapple chunks can be used in a pinch, fresh pineapple delivers the most vibrant flavor.
  • The sauce will thicken as it cools. If you prefer a thinner consistency, add a tablespoon or two of extra pineapple juice while simmering.
  • Store the sealed jars in a cool, dark place. Once opened, refrigerate any leftover sauce and use it within a few weeks.
  • Be sure to follow proper canning procedures to ensure safe storage.

 

Serving Suggestions:

Now that you've made this flavorful Sweet Chili Pineapple Sauce, it's time to put it to good use! Here are some serving suggestions to get you started:

  • Glaze grilled chicken or shrimp with the sauce for a sweet and spicy kick.
  • Use it as a dipping sauce for spring rolls or dumplings.
  • Drizzle it over stir-fried vegetables or rice bowls for an extra burst of flavor.
  • Mix it with cream cheese or sour cream for a delicious dip for chips or crackers.
  • Spread it on sandwiches or wraps for a tropical twist.

 

Enjoy the sweet and spicy taste of summer with this homemade Sweet Chili Pineapple Sauce!

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