Homemade Strawberry Glaze (Sauce)


We’ve combined the best ingredients to bring you this homemade strawberry glaze recipe that is not only delicious but also extremely simple to make. The perfect addition to any dessert, and a topping that is suitable for cheesecake, meringue, ice cream and much much more.

It has to be said, I absolutely love strawberries they can be eaten any time of the day and not only are they nutritious but they are so tasty. Best of all, they go with everything. If you don’t want to have them with desserts, they make a great complimentary addition to fruit salads in the morning or even salads in the afternoon. If you want adding them to chocolate chip banana oatmeal cookies works well. You can make this recipe up really quickly and it’s one the whole family will enjoy.

strawberry glaze topping

How To Make Strawberry Glaze For Shortcake

Making this recipe couldn’t be simpler. If you want to ensure the glaze has a chunky texture then it is import that you use a sieve or a food-processor. In our recipe we use a food processer due to the speed at which it can get to work and the outcome is always perfect. This is recommend post cooking.

You don’t need many ingredients at all to make this delicious homemade strawberry glazing. The ingredients natural begin with strawberries, a thickener such as cornstarch, some sugar to sweeten further, a dash of water you can also use coloring to provide a glistening finish.

There is an unlimited number of desserts you can use this mixture on and no matter which one you choose, it will be the perfect addition.

Homemade Strawberry Glaze

4 from 12 votes
Recipe by Laura Ritterman Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This homemade strawberry glaze recipe makes a perfect topping for your desserts and can compliment absolutely any dish you please. From cheesecake, pies to shortcakes, this is one glazing you do not want to miss out on and best of all, it only takes 12 minutes to make.


  • 1 cup 1 of fresh Strawberries, washed and crushed

  • 1 cup 1 of sugar

  • 3 tablespoons 3 cornstarch

  • 3/4 cup 3/4 water

  • Food coloring (optional)


  • Crush up the strawberries and place them into a bowl
  • Using a sauce pan, add in the 3 tablespoons of cornstarch and then the cup of sugar
  • Add your water and the strawberries that have been mashed up.
  • In the saucepan, all of the ingredient should be brought to a boil, with constant stirring throughout.
  • Recommended to cook this and continue to stir for approx 4 minutes or until thick.
  • If you plan to use food coloring, then add this in now.
  • You can then remove. the saucepan placing the mixture into a bowl, where it should be left to cool down for 15 minutes.
  • Following this, you can put the strawberries into the food processor or through a sieve, if they are not smooth enough.
  • Serve over your favorite dessert.


  • You can use food coloring as an optional addition to the ingredients, however it’s not fully necessary.

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Nutrition Facts

16 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories57
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 0.03g 0%
    • Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Total Carbohydrate 14.66g 5%
    • Dietary Fiber 15g 60%
    • Sugars 13g
  • Protein 13g 26%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


    Now you know exactly how to make this delicious topping that can be used as a glazing on any dessert. What better than strawberries to add to your favorite dish. It takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and only has 57 calories so you know this is going to be a treat. Whether it’s strawberry glaze for cheesecake or shortcake it will still taste great. Let us know down in the comments what is the perfect dessert you would pour this over. If there’s a different method you use I’m always interested to hear.



    1. Laura Bhreathnach

      This was the best sauce I have tried! The kids loved it. Recipe worked perfect and easy to follow. Thanks so much.

    2. Looks easy enough to try. Sounds delicious

    3. I have made this before it also works with other berries.

    4. Debbie Welchert

      I can’t wait to try this recipe in the spring when we get fresh strawberries.

    5. Eileen Boyce

      Looks so yummy!

    6. Elizabeth Tarlow

      This homemade Strawberry Glaze sounds amazing! What a great topping for a cheesecake! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    7. The recipe for “Homemade Strawberry Glaze” seems easy to follow for a tasty dessert. I look forward to making the glaze this coming weekend. It will be a nice surprise for my family. YUMMY!

    8. Melton C Mckinney

      It looks delicious, I will make it tomorrow.


      looks good, thanks for sharing.

    10. Melton C McKinney

      I will make this again. It only lasted 2 days. It was delicious.

    11. The homemade Strawberry Glaze is to die for. It is finger licking good. Every one simply loved it.

    12. Julia Wilkie

      This looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it.

    13. Debbie Welchert

      Nice quick and easy recipe. Yummy!

    14. can’t wait to try it

    15. Connie Headley

      This looks good and I don’t like cheese cake, But I like strawberries

    16. Wanda Tracey

      This glaze recipe looks so easy and delicious. It would be a delectable treat.

    17. debra dubois

      Looks delicious now I have a sweet tooth 🙂

    18. Looks so yummy ~ love strawberry shortcake! Thanks for sharing !

    19. This recipe sounds delish!

    20. Dana Andrakowicz

      This looks so easy and so delicious!

    21. Deborah Waddell

      I have a get together soon and plan on making mini cheesecakes. This sauce will be the perfect topping.

    22. I finally made this sauce and it’s delicious!

    23. Ashley Mains

      Yum yum yum! looks delicious!

    24. Susan Ladd

      Make this myself at home and it comes out great. Thanks for your awesome sweep.

    25. Melton C McKinney


    26. Karen Webster Hunt

      Looks so good!

    27. Donna L Holder

      this looks really great

    28. This looks amazing

    29. Karen Webster Hunt


    30. Meg Tucker

      YUM!! I need to make some this weekend now that I have a craving! I’m making ice cream and this strawberry glaze will be so good on top!

    31. donna porter

      My family loves strawberries so this recipe is added to my list!

    32. Janice Cash

      I love Strawberries, so I’ll definitely have to try this.

    33. Tony Plarz

      Will make this for cheesecake .

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