Strawberry Glaze

Bursting with pure, deep strawberry flavor, this beautiful mixture is the only glaze worthy of peak-season berries – the sticky-sweet store-bought stuff doesn’t compare. Red food coloring adds a bit of drama, but if you’re a purist, it’s certainly not necessary.


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2 cups strawberries, cut into small pieces
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
~ red food coloring (optional)
  1. Combine the strawberries, water and sugar in a bowl and squish with clean hands to gently crush the fruit, releasing its juice.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for six hours or overnight.
  3. Pass the mixture through a mesh strainer set over a bowl, pressing the berries to release as much juice as possible. Discard the fruit pulp.
  4. Add the cornstarch to the berry juice, whisking until smooth.
  5. Pour the mixture in to a saucepan set over medium-high heat and cook, whisking constantly, until thickened --- approximately 2 minutes.

Note: Adjust the heat as needed while cooking to maintain a gentle simmer and prevent burning.

  1. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice and food coloring.
  2. Cool the glaze until it is just warm before using.



Preparation Time: 
About 10 minutes working time, plus 6 hours downtime to macerate the fruit and several minutes to cool the glaze.