easy strawberry glaze recipe for cheesecake

Easy Strawberry Glaze Recipe for Cheesecake

This Easy Strawberry Glaze Recipe for Cheesecake will change your life when it comes to topping desserts and everyone will ask you for the recipe. You can probably use it to top most anything from torts, to chocolate confections, pies, ice cream, pancakes, donuts…whatever you think pairs well with strawberries but it’s especially great on cheesecake, YUM!

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Strawberry Glaze topping is different from Strawberry Cake Filling or ie: strawberry sauce. Strawberry Glaze is a lighter fruit topping (without chunks) that is meant to drip and glaze over desserts. Strawberry Cake Filling or sauce is thicker with a jam consistency which is better suited for a cake filling or dessert topping. The strawberry cake filling has more strawberries, more cornstarch, and water to make a thicker consistency.

easy strawberry glaze recipe for cheesecake with fresh lemon juice
After straining the strawberry sauce reduction you’ll get a light virtually seedless and delicious glaze.

Ingredients needed

  • Fresh Strawberries or Frozen. **Remember that frozen strawberries will add more water to the reduction.
  • Freshly squeezed and strained lemon juice.
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Water
  • Corn starch – to thicken the glaze.
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Easy Strawberry Glaze Ingredients

Step by Step – Easy Strawberry Glaze Recipe for Cheesecake

  • Cut fresh strawberries in half or use whole frozen strawberries over high heat, slowly add the sugar, lemon juice, and water. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • With a medium bowl under a tight mesh strainer pour the sauce into the strainer. Whisk the sauce in the strainer as the juice strains into the bowl.
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Choose a tight mesh strainer for best results.
  • Continue whisking until all the liquid is strained and only the strawberry pulp remains.
  • Throw away the strawberry pulp and pour the juice back into your saucepan. Turn the heat on low and simmer the juice again.

How to Thicken the Glaze

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  • Mix 1 tbsp water with 1 tbsp cornstarch in a separate small bowl.
  • Add the cornstarch mix into the simmering juice. Increase the heat and whisk for a few more minutes until the juice thickens.
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  • Remove from the heat and put into a bowl to cool down. **Add a few drops of red food coloring if you want to brighten up the color and mix.
  • Once the glaze is room temperature chill in the frig in an airtight container. Top on cheesecake or any other dessert that pairs well with strawberry glaze.

The Perfect Cheesecake

How do you make the perfect cheesecake? That’s a loaded question. For starters, you must follow the recipe exactly and not cut any corners. Room temperature wet ingredients and using the bain-marie method are super important. If you’re new to making cheesecakes then, please do yourself a favor and see my 10 Tips for an Essential Cheesecake where best practices are explained.

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Classic New York Style Cheesecake

Ahhhh…Cheesecake!! One of my favorite desserts. There are many types of cheesecake recipes. Pumpkin, chocolate, cookies & cream, chocolate chip, salted caramel, turtle, key lime, lemon, and the list goes on. Which is your favorite? I’m partial to the classic N.Y. style Cheesecake. It’s a delicate dance and if done right you can make the perfect cheesecake with patience and practice.

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What goes with Strawberry Glaze?

  • Cheesecake!!
  • Pies
  • Pancakes or Waffles
  • Scones or sweet biscuits
  • Sweet Breads or muffins
  • Doughnuts
  • Croissants
  • Chocolate desserts, mousse, tarts
  • Cake
  • Icecream
  • Other assorted fruits
easy strawberry glaze recipe for cheesecake with fresh lemon juice
easy strawberry glaze recipe for cheesecake

Easy Strawberry Glaze Recipe for Cheesecake

5 from 5 votes
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb Fresh or Frozen Strawberries Half the Fresh Strawberries
  • 1/8 cup Water
  • 1 1/4 tsp Fresh Squeezed and strained Lemon Juice
  • 1/8-1/4 cup Granulated Sugar

For Thickening

  • 1 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1 tbsp Water

Instructions
 

Strawberry Glaze

  • Over high heat in a medium saucepan combine strawberries, water, lemon juice, and gradually add the sugar slowly. Stir and boil for a few minutes.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and use an immersion blender or a stainless-steel potato masher to puree or crush the strawberries down.
  • (With a medium bowl under a strainer) gently pour the sauce into the strainer. Whisk the sauce in the strainer as the juice strains into the bowl. Continue whisking until all the liquid is strained from the strawberry pulp remains.

To Thicken the Glaze

  • In a small bowl mix 1 tbsp water with 1 tbsp cornstarch.
  • Throw away the strawberry pulp remains and pour the juice back into your saucepan. Turn the heat on low and simmer the juice.
  • Add the cornstarch mix into the simmering juice. Increase the heat and whisk for a few more minutes until the juice thickens.
  • Remove from the heat and put into a bowl to cool down.
  • Once the glaze is room temperature chill in the frig. Top on cheesecake or any other dessert that pairs well with strawberry glaze.

Notes

  • 1 lb of strawberries seems like a lot but it’s really not so for a full-sized cheesecake, I suggest doubling the recipe just so you have more for those who like extra strawberry glaze.  
  • For less sugar add only 1/8 cup of sugar.  Or up to a 1/4 for more.   Just remember, if you’re using frozen strawberries your glaze may not need extra water.  The thickness of the glaze is up to you depending on the amount of water added.  
  • Use a tight strainer to avoid too many seeds or much pulp getting through.  
  • If you like, add a few drops of red food coloring for a brighter glaze.  
  • Pair the glaze with other desserts or breakfast foods.  
  • The Sauce will thicken a bit more when cooled.  Chill in the frig and serve when ready.  
  • Store up to 3-5 days in the frig. 
  • Can you freeze Strawberry Glaze?  Yes, you can.  Store in an airtight container and defrost in the frig when you need it.  

Nutrition

Monounsaturated Fat: 4g
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I hope you enjoy this Easy Strawberry Glaze Recipe for Cheesecake. Happy Baking!

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