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How to Make Clear Glaze for Fruit

by Esperance Barretto, studioD

When applied to fruits, clear glaze gives them an attractive sheen. It further enhances the sweetness and preserves the freshness of fresh or cooked fruit. Use clear glaze to give fruits an appealing mirror-like finish. You can use the glazed fruits individually in dessert presentations, as a topping for cakes, or as a filling in tarts and pies. By using just a few ingredients to prepare clear glaze, you can give your fruits a professional-looking finish.

Fill a saucepan with 1 cup fruit juice. Use any fruit juice of your choice such as lemonade, apple or orange.

Add 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cornstarch. Set the saucepan on medium heat. Use a large spoon to stir the mixture constantly and prevent it from sticking to the saucepan.

Cook until the mixture thickens. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Allow the glaze to cool for approximately 10 minutes.

Place the fruits to be glazed in a bowl. Pour the glaze over the fruits. Toss the bowl gently to coat the fruits with the glaze.

Items you will need
  •  Saucepan
  •  Cup
  •  Fruit juice
  •  Sugar
  •  Cornstarch
  •  Large spoon
  •  Bowl


  • Use lemonade instead of other fruit juices to give your fruit glaze a translucent appearance.

About the Author

Based in London, Esperance Barretto has been writing professionally since 1996. Several of her featured articles have appeared in Indian publications such as the "Cuffe Parade-Colaba Express" magazine, the "Times of India" and the "Afternoon Despatch and Courier." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of Mumbai.

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