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Whether you’re baking a pie, cheesecake, or homemade donuts, there’s nothing quite like a tasty Strawberry Glaze to add a sweet finishing touch. This strawberry sauce is made from scratch with real, juicy strawberries.
With a few simple ingredients and in less than 15 minutes, you’ll have a sweet, thick sauce packed with tasty strawberry flavor. It’s one of my favorite cheesecake or pancake toppings along with Peach Compote and Blueberry Sauce.
You can also use strawberry glaze on top of ice cream for the most delicious Ice Cream Sundaes.
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Strawberries: You can use fresh or frozen strawberries for this recipe.
- Lemon Juice: Use freshly squeezed lemon juice for the best result.
- Sugar: Regular granulated sugar works well.
- Corn Starch: For thickening the sauce.
How to Make Strawberry Glaze
- Add strawberries, water, sugar, and lemon juice to a saucepan over high heat. Stir to mix and bring it to a boil.
2. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until the strawberries become soft.
3. Remove from heat and blend the strawberries gently.
4. Strain the mixture through a strainer. Then pour the liquid back to the saucepan on low heat.
5. Mix together corn starch with water. Pour the corn starch slurry into the simmering strawberry sauce. Stir constantly.
6. Increase the heat to high, keep whisking until it thickens into a glaze. Remove from heat, and pour it into a bowl or container to cool down. Serve and enjoy!
Tips for the Best Strawberry Glaze
- Add sugar gradually: Sugar should be added a little at a time until you reach desired sweetness. Remember, you can always add more, but you can’t take it back out!
- Use cornstarch slurry to thicken the sauce: Add a bit of cornstarch slurry to the mix to thicken the sauce easily.
- You can add red food coloring for a brighter color: I used high-quality fresh strawberries and didn’t add any food coloring to my strawberry glaze. If for some reason your berries don’t give us that striking red color, you can cheat by adding a few drops of food coloring.
What to Serve with Strawberry Glaze Topping
- Cheesecake: For a tasty, restaurant-style cheesecake, add a generous layer of your homemade strawberry glaze. This is an easy way to elevate a simple cheesecake.
- Pie: If you’ve got an abundance of strawberries, why not make a pie? Fresh strawberries plus your homemade glaze make this the ultimate treat.
- Donuts: Stuff homemade donuts with your fresh strawberry sauce for a taste that’s out of this world! This glaze can also be used to jazz up plain, store-bought donuts.
- Shortcakes: Top a slice of shortcake with whipped cream and strawberry glaze for a tasty ending to your weeknight dinner.
- Pancakes: Take your breakfast to the next level by topping warm pancakes with delicious strawberry glaze. Serve with fresh fruit.
Can I Use Frozen Strawberries?
Yes, both fresh and frozen strawberries can be used for this recipe. Note that the strawberry sauce made with frozen strawberries may have a dull red color.
Can You Freeze Strawberry Glaze?
Absolutely! Leftover strawberry glaze can be stored in an airtight container or ziploc bag and frozen for up to six months. When you’re ready to use it again, simply allow it to thaw and you’ll be good to go.
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I hope you like this recipe. If you try it, please comment below and let me know how your Strawberry Glaze turns out!
Best Strawberry Glaze Recipe
- 1 pound strawberries sliced
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
For thickening the sauce
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1 tablespoon water
Make Strawberry Sauce
- In a large saucepan over high heat, add strawberries, water, sugar, and lemon juice. Stir to mix and bring it to a boil.
- Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until the strawberries become soft.
- Remove from heat and blend the strawberries gently (I used immersion blender.)
- Strain the mixture through a strainer.
- Then pour the liquid back to the saucepan on low heat.
Thicken the Sauce
- In a small bowl, mix together corn starch with 1 tablespoon of water.
- Pour the corn starch slurry into the simmering strawberry sauce. Stir constantly.
- Increase the heat to high, keep whisking for about 5 minutes or until it thickens into a glaze.
- Remove from heat, and pour it into a bowl or container to cool down.
- Once it comes down to room temperature, store it in the refrigerator. Serve it as a topping for cheesecake, donuts, and pie, etc.
- Add sugar gradually until you reach desired sweetness.
- Note that the sauce will become thicker once cooled.
- If you prefer to have a brighter color, you can add red food coloring to your sauce.