Strawberry Glaze

This strawberry glaze recipe is made from scratch with fresh strawberries. It makes a great topping for pancakes, waffles, or angel food cake. I used my handy Kitchen Aid mini food processor to purée the strawberries. If you don’t already have one, you can find them on Amazon for a decent price. I recently used this strawberry topping along with an angel food cake to make a strawberry shortcake dessert for a dinner party, and it was a hit! What is your favorite fruit topping?

Strawberry Glaze
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Type: Topping
  • 2½ cups fresh strawberries
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2½ tsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp cold water
  • ½ tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  1. Wash strawberries and cut off tops.
  2. Purée 2 cups of washed strawberries in a food processor and add to a small saucepan.
  3. Heat saucepan over medium heat and add sugar and cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 2 minutes while stirring.
  4. Remove from heat and add butter and lemon juice. Stir until blended.
  5. Allow cool to room temperature, then chill in the refrigerator.
Makes 2 cups of strawberry glaze

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  1. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

    Good morning,

    When I look at your header it makes me want to head to SF! I would love to go to there Farmers Market today, but I don’t know about our crazy weather!

    I just wanted to let you know I gave you the Versatile Blogger Award today, it’s on my blog! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Erin @ The Speckled Palate says:

    Kristi, this looks absolutely WONDERFUL and definitely like something I need to try soon, especially since it’s strawberry season here in Louisiana! I’ve been trying to cull and save as MANY strawberry recipes as I can so I can try out many different things with my favorite fruit this season!

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Sally says:

    I tried this tonight and unfortunately it wasn’t exactly what I had in mind (consistency–it’s a lot thinner than I hoped for even with the conrnstarch), but it wasn’t bad. Thanks for sharing the recipe:)

    • mysanfranciscokitchen says:

      Hi Sally! I’m sorry it didn’t turn out the way you had expected 🙁 Now that I think about it, it is thinner than your typical store-bought glaze. If anyone figures out how to thicken it up I would love to post a revision for a thicker version.

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