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Sweet Pineapple Sauce Recipe

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In Meshoppen, Pennsylvania, Mary Herron simmers up a yummy pineapple sauce that's sensational whether served warm or cold. It's delicious drizzled over ice cream for a simple dessert. Or try it with ham for a dressed-up dinner.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • Pinch salt
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 517 calories, 27 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 111 mg sodium, 65 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in pineapple juice until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in the butter, vinegar, salt and pineapple. Serve over ice cream; sprinkle with walnuts. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Pineapple Sauce in Quick Cooking January/February 2002, p11

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Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011

"I added 2 Tbls. horseradish mustard and used crushed pineapple for a ham sauce - delicious!"

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