This luscious strawberry glaze is simple, but it hits the spot. It’s an easy-breezy recipe that will make your favorite dessert extra special.
Sure, strawberry sauces are always available in grocery stores, but nothing beats homemade, so why not make your own?
A strawberry glaze has endless uses, so it’s definitely worth the effort… not that it requires a lot.
This recipe only calls for 3 ingredients and comes together in just 20 minutes!
It’s amazing how such a basic recipe can make any simple dessert extraordinary.
And once you’ve tried it, I guarantee that you will never go back to store-bought syrup ever again.
Strawberry Glaze Recipe (Step-by-Step)
All you need are three things:
- A pint of fresh strawberries,
- 1/3 cup of white sugar,
- And a teaspoon of vanilla.
- Rinse the strawberries. Cut off the caps and roughly chop the berries into small chunks. Set aside 1/3 for later.
- In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine 2/3 of the strawberries, sugar, and vanilla. Stir until the strawberries release their juices. Mash the berries with a wooden spoon to release more syrup. Keep cooking for 15 minutes or until the mixture thickens.
- Use a stick blender or whisk to puree/mash the strawberries to achieve your desired smoothness or chunkiness.
- Combine the puree with the remaining strawberries and voila! You’re done!
If you have leftover glaze, store it in an airtight container and refrigerate.
Tips & Tricks
Give your strawberry glaze an irresistible richness by adding a tablespoon of salted butter once the sauce is cooked. Trust me, it makes a huge difference!
If you want a much thicker glaze, cornstarch is the key. Add a cornstarch-water mixture once the strawberry-sugar mix has come to a boil. Keep mixing until it thickens.
A few drops of red food coloring will give you an even deeper, more luscious red hue.
Enhance the flavor of the glaze by adding lemon juice. A tablespoon of fresh lemon juice is all you need to brighten your syrup.
No fresh strawberries? That’s all right. While fresh is best, frozen strawberries will work well, too.
The recipe works with blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, as well!
Give your sauce a nice kick by adding a bit of liqueur, such as Chambord or Creme de Cassis.
Instead of cutting with a knife, you can also use a straw to poke the center of the strawberries to get rid of the stem and core.
What to Serve with Strawberry Glaze
Strawberry glaze is most commonly used to top a cheesecake, but it pairs wonderfully with other dishes, too!
You may use it to dress waffles, pancakes, brownies, ice cream, strawberry shortcake, white cake, pound cake, and angel food cake.
Use it as a tart, pie, and crepe filling, too. Blend it with ice cream for a creamy milkshake. Or add it to your oatmeal or chia pudding for a drool-worthy breakfast.
With this homemade glaze, you have limitless choices.
Can you freeze Strawberry Glaze?
Absolutely. Extend the life of your strawberry glaze by 3 months by freezing it in an airtight container.
Place it in the fridge or on the counter to thaw. You can heat it in a microwave or stove if you want a warm sauce.
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