Luscious, thick, bright, jewel-like, ruby-red in color and bursting with fresh and all-natural red berry flavor, our Homemade Red Berry Dessert Glaze is just the dessert sauce, glaze or filling you need to make fresh homemade berry pies and tarts—such as Fresh Strawberry Pie and incredible Red Raspberry Tarts. It is made from scratch and, after prep, cooks in just 1 minute!
A New Spring & Summer Classic for Berry Desserts:
Homemade Red Berry Dessert Glaze
My friends, today I am beyond thrilled to finally share with you a special recipe that is perfect for fresh spring and summer berry pies and tarts as well as other desserts—Homemade Red Berry Dessert Glaze. Over the past two summers, I worked diligently on perfecting this recipe and method so that you can easily whip up this luscious glaze without any fuss in your own kitchen. The best part? After prep, the cook time is just one (1) amazing minute! Perfect for summertime.
The only hitch is that you most likely will need to learn a new-to-you ingredient for this unique recipe—a natural thickening agent, pectin, found naturally in fruits and vegetables. Since raspberries and strawberries are low in natural pectin, they need to be supplemented with added pectin if they are to be cooked down for a pie filling or berry glaze. In this case, I use fresh raspberry purée along with 100% pomegranate juice to create a sauce that complements any fresh berry combination used in dessert making.
Truly, this key ingredient is a high-performing workhorse and so healthy for us, too. It is easy to use—especially when following my easy foolproof method in making this glaze by mixing the wet ingredients together, first, and then whisking the dry ingredients together before adding to the wet and cooking until the glaze thickens. Just go with it and trust me. Try it. You will be amazed.
Why Pomona’s Universal Pectin®? Not only is this ingredient a true, all-natural, reliable, high-performing workhorse in recipes, it was designed for low sugar applications. Think low sugar homemade jams and jellies. In fact, it thickens and sets dessert fillings and glazes wonderfully. Not only is Pomona’s Universal Pectin® practical, but it is actually a better value over using other pectin or gel-based thickening agents on the market due to the yield of recipes per 1.1-ounce (31-gram) package. Each small package makes up to 2 to 4 recipes. I just love it! You really need to discover Pomona’s® soon.
Don’t take our word for it over here at Wicked Good Kitchen. Just read the stellar reviews for this phenomenal product, Pomona’s Universal Pectin®, over at Amazon.com. These days, you can easily find Pomona’s Universal Pectin® in most grocery stores. However, I purchase mine from my local Whole Foods Market®.
How is pectin healthy for you? Think “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” as apples contain a high level of pectin—most of it found in their skins. In addition, grapefruits, oranges and apricots are also known to have high levels of pectin. Many people take pectin supplements to regulate the digestive system, to lower blood pressure, lower blood glucose levels (such as with diabetes type 2 as it slows the digestion of sugars and fats) and to lower bad cholesterol levels. The reasons for these benefits are because pectin is high in fiber (soluble dietary fiber) which promotes heart health and can even help fight against cancer. It has also been found to be anti-aging and promotes collagen growth in skin to minimize wrinkles for a glowing complexion. What’s not to love?
Meanwhile, let’s talk specifically about this special dessert glaze, Homemade Red Berry Dessert Glaze, that is simply irresistible, full of berry flavor and complements fresh summertime berry desserts so well. Not only is it gorgeous and all-natural with a beautiful deep-red natural color (with no artificial additives, colors or flavors), it is extremely versatile. Included in this recipe are directions on how to use it to make a Fresh Strawberry Pie.
Now, with our innovative recipe for Homemade Red Berry Dessert Glaze, preparing a Fresh Strawberry Pie or a Fresh Red Raspberry Tart, or any other fresh berry dessert such as trifles, is a breeze! You will be in and out of the kitchen in a flash. All you will need is a freshly baked pie crust or tart shell, baked either the night before or the morning of, and all that’s left is preparing the glaze and assembling. Party guests, and friends and family, will be so incredibly impressed.
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What makes our Homemade Red Berry Dessert Glaze wicked good?
Not only does this special berry dessert glaze whip together in record time, it is an impressive one and incredibly versatile. It can be used to make the most ethereal Fresh Strawberry Pie or a Fresh Red Raspberry Tart—even layered in fresh berry fruit trifles or to top homemade cheesecake with fresh berries. Not only is this recipe gorgeous and all-natural with a beautiful deep-red natural color (with no artificial additives, colors or flavors), it is bursting with red berry flavor from the pomegranate juice and fresh red raspberries. It is simply irresistible and complements fresh berry desserts of all kinds so well. The best part is that this sweet recipe, after prep, cooks up in just one (1) minute. Now that is definitely wicked good!
Whip up a batch of our Homemade Red Berry Dessert Glaze for your fresh berry pies and tarts or other favorite summertime berry desserts. You will be impressed and friends and family will rave. I promise.
Happy summer berry dessert making!
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Luscious, thick, bright, jewel-like, ruby-red in color and bursting with fresh and all-natural red berry flavor, our Homemade Red Berry Dessert Glaze is just the dessert sauce, glaze or filling you need to make fresh homemade berry pies and tarts. Plus, after prep, it cooks in just 1 minute!
For the Fresh Red Raspberry Purée—Makes about ¾ cup
- 1½ cups (8 oz or 227 g) fresh red raspberries
For the Red Berry Dessert Glaze
- ¾ cup (180 ml) fresh red raspberry purée
- 1 cup (240 ml) fresh or 100% pomegranate juice, not from concentrate
- 2 teaspoons (10 ml) calcium water, prepared per directions from Pomona’s Universal Pectin®
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ½ cup (100 g) granulated cane sugar
- 3 tablespoons (225 g) tapioca flour, also known as tapioca starch
- 2 teaspoons (5.6 g) Pomona’s Universal Pectin®, from 1.1 oz (31 g) package
Prepare the Fresh Red Raspberry Purée: Sort, rinse and dry red raspberries before measuring and using in recipe. Using a food processor, purée the berries. Press berry purée through a fine mesh sieve using a rubber spatula or spoon into medium saucepan; discard the seeds. Place into medium saucepan; set aside.
Prepare the Red Berry Dessert Glaze: To the medium saucepan containing the fresh red raspberry purée, add the pomegranate juice, calcium water (prepared as directed from pamphlet included with package of Pomona’s Universal Pectin®), and lemon juice. Stir until well combined and set aside.
In a small to medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, tapioca flour and pectin until well combined. Add dry mixture to juices in saucepan and whisk well to combine. Place saucepan onto cooktop and cook over medium-high heat and bring to a boil whisking constantly until thickened into a glaze, about 1 minute.
Using a heatproof silicone spatula, scrape and pour hot glaze into 2-cup (500 ml) heatproof glass liquid measuring cup with pour spout. Set aside to cool on wire rack, with a small square of wax paper placed on top to allow steam to escape through the open area from the pour spout, before using in recipes.
Yield: Makes about 2 cups (480 ml) dessert glaze; enough to fill and glaze 9-inch (23 cm) Fresh Strawberry Pie or 9-inch (23 cm) Fresh Red Raspberry Tart.
While cooking, whisk briskly and use a silicone (heatproof) spatula to transfer to liquid glass measuring cup to cool to room temperature.
If glaze thickens or sets too much upon standing before use, simply place in microwave to thin it at 30-second intervals, stirring inbetween.
If not using immediately, keep tightly covered in refrigerator for up to two (2) days. Warm it to thin it out and allow to cool to room temperature before using in recipes.
How To Use Homemade Red Berry Dessert Glaze to Make Fresh Strawberry Pie: When ready to prepare the filling, hull 2 pounds (908 g) fresh strawberries slicing larger berries in half. (Slice extra-large strawberries in quarters, if desired.) Place sliced strawberries in a large bowl; pour 1 cup (240 ml) cooled (to room temperature) Homemade Red Berry Dessert Glaze over sliced strawberries and toss gently with rubber spatula to coat evenly. Using rubber spatula, scrape and pour fresh strawberry filling into prepared 9-inch (23 cm) pie crust and arrange berries attractively so they are cut-side down. Drizzle remaining 1 cup (240 ml) glaze evenly over the top of strawberry filling. Refrigerate pie until set and ready to serve, at least 2 hours and up to 4 hours. Slice and serve pie with fresh whipped cream.
Wicked Good Kitchen highly recommends selecting organic ingredients whenever possible.
For this recipe, we recommend organic berries and granulated cane sugar. We also highly recommend Lakewood® Organic Pure Pomegranate Juice that is cold-pressed and not from concentrate (or Pom Wonderful® 100% Pomegranate Juice), Arrowhead Mills™ Organic Tapioca Flour and Pomona’s Universal Pectin®.
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