How To Make Strawberry Glaze At Home

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Strawberry glaze is used in so many recipes but it is well known that sauces can be one of the most challenging components when it comes to baking. I’ve used this tried and true quantities for every kind of occasion and recipe. My favorite is using it to top some cheesecake. I also love pouring it on top of a strawberry tart to make it glossy. My family loves the look!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of fresh strawberries. I recommend using good quality strawberries. If they are organic it is best! Remember also that you can repurpose overripe fruit for a recipe like this. So grab those farmer’s market strawberries you did not eat last week. They are probably sweeter than before and the best option for this recipe.
  • 1 cup of sugar. If this seems like a lot, you can tone it down a bit or replace it with artificial sweetener. If your strawberries are very ripe, they will not be as sour so you can get away with less sugar.
  • 2/4 cups of water. This will help us thin out the glaze and make the first simple syrup where we will cook the fruit.

Strawberry Glaze Ready

  • 3 tablespoons of cornstarch. Cornstarch is a great option to thicken this glaze. Firstly, because you are cooking it and it will leave no raw flavor residue behind. It will also help in achieving a great sheen.  Also because you do not need as much of it overall to achieve a great consistency. If you do not have it in your pantry you can replace it with wheat flour but you will need to double the amount to achieve the same result.
  • If you prefer your glaze to be vivid red, you will probably need to add some food coloring. Strawberry pulp is usually not as red and its color gets greyer when they are overripe. I recommend gel food coloring so as not to mess with the quantities.

How to Make the Perfect Strawberry Glaze

Step 1

The first thing we need is to make strawberry pureé. For this, you will want to mash the strawberries as much as you can with a fork. Of course, this will be easier if your strawberries are a bit overripe. But if they are not, do not worry, just put them into a food processor or blender and they will be ready in no time!

Step 2

Mix your sugar and cornstarch together in a medium bowl.

Step 3

Bring your saucepan over to medium heat and add your sugar and cornstarch.

Step 4

Add your water and mix until everything is dissolved.

Step 5

Next, you will want to pour in your strawberry pureé and mix it all together until it is well combined.

Step 6

Bring it to a boil and turn the heat back down to a slow simmer for 5 minutes.

Bring it to a boil - Strawberry Glaze

Step 7

Take it out of the heat and pour it into a bowl where you can use it from or store. Let it cool down for 10 to 15 minutes.

Your glaze is ready to be used! Of course, it will need to cool further depending on what you are going to use it for. For a cheesecake, you could use it warm.

How To Make Strawberry Glaze At Home

Strawberry glaze is used in so many recipes but it is well known that sauces can be one of the most challenging components when it comes to baking. I’ve used this tried and true quantities for every kind of occasion and recipe. My favorite is using it to top some cheesecake. I also love pouring it on top of a strawberry tart to make it glossy. My family loves the look!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword How To Make Strawberry Glaze At Home
Author cakedecorist.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2/4 cups of water.
  • 3 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • Food coloring - If you prefer your glaze to be vivid red

Instructions

  • The first thing we need is to make strawberry pureé. For this, you will want to mash the strawberries as much as you can with a fork. Of course, this will be easier if your strawberries are a bit overripe. But if they are not, do not worry, just put them into a food processor or blender and they will be ready in no time!Mix your sugar and cornstarch together in a medium bowl.
  • Bring your saucepan over to medium heat and add your sugar and cornstarch.
  • Add your water and mix until everything is dissolved.
  • Next, you will want to pour in your strawberry pureé and mix it all together until it is well combined.
  • Bring it to a boil and turn the heat back down to a slow simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Take it out of the heat and pour it into a bowl where you can use it from or store. Let it cool down for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Your glaze is ready to be used! Of course, it will need to cool further depending on what you are going to use it for. For a cheesecake, you could use it warm.

Notes

  • If you do not like seeds in your glaze, then consider pushing your strawberry pureé through a sieve before making your glaze. This will get rid of any seeds and lumps, giving you a smooth and shiny end result.

One Final Tip: If you do not like seeds in your glaze, then consider pushing your strawberry pureé through a sieve before making your glaze. This will get rid of any seeds and lumps, giving you a smooth and shiny end result.

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