Yummy Strawberry Glaze!
Strawberries are so abundant this year and here in Florida they are available year round as they are in most supermarkets.
I can remember when the only way to have strawberries in the Winter in the Midwest…was to buy those white cans of frozen strawberries out of the freezer section.
Uh Oh!…I am dating myself again. 😉
And then there were whole strawberries in the freezer section.
And now,… there are Strawberry Fields Forever….
Oops! Sorry…I was letting the Beatles song that is in my head…slowly slide down to this post…much like the glaze recipe….it just oozes down and around any dessert you choose.
Sooooo good and easy to make!
Do you like strawberries my dear readers?
And do you like to put a glaze on your cheesecakes?
Just sayin’ or singin’…….Strawberry Fields Forever!
- 1 pint fresh strawberries
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon corn starch
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Wash and hull (remove the green stem) the strawberries and slice in half
- In a large sauce pan, combine the strawberries, sugar, water and lemon juice
- Stir on high heat until the mixture begins to boil.
- Reduce the heat and allow the strawberries to cook for about 10-15 minutes.
- Stir occasionally and mash as many of the strawberries as you can with the back of a large spoon, (I use a wooden spoon)
- The strawberry mixture will start to thicken.
- Remove from heat
- Using a strainer and a bowl, pour the strawberries through the strainer mashing the few bits of solid strawberries with a wooden spoon.
- Add the mixture back into the sauce pan
- Make a slurry by whisking the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water in a small bowl until the lumps are smooth.
- Add the cornstarch slurry to the strawberry mixture in the sauce pan.
- Simmer and stir until the mixture becomes thicker and becomes a glaze (about 3-5 minutes)
- Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
- Allow the glaze to cool to room temperature and then place in the fridge until it is well chilled.
- You can use a blender to mash and blend the strawberries rather than a spoon but it is easier for me to do it while the berries are cooking and then using the strainer to make a pure glaze
- Add a little more sugar if the glaze is not sweet enough...less if it is too sweet....
- This glaze is wonderful over fruit pizza, ice cream, angel food or pound cake or even spooned over fresh strawberries for a quick dessert.
- Try it on cheesecake...really yummy... or over strawberry pie!
- Add a few blueberries to whole strawberries and the glaze become a finishing touch.