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easy strawberry glaze recipe for cheesecake

Easy Strawberry Glaze Recipe for Cheesecake

5 from 5 votes
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 6


  • 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


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.


  • 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.  


Monounsaturated Fat: 4g
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