Want that professional bakery looking sheen that bakeries glaze on their delicious confections…gorgeous fruit tarts, cakes, cheesecakes and pastries? It’s actually really easy to make and uses simple ingredients.
Apricot Fruit Glaze
Apricot glaze. It is mainly used as a protective coating for fruit tarts or pastries, in pastry shops and bakeries, so they don’t dry out while they’re out on display, but it also provides an eye-catching pretty shine at the same time. I’m personally looking for the beautiful shine and this delivers every time.
The one ingredient you’ll need is apricot jam or jelly. It’s pretty neutral in flavor and doesn’t dampen the fruit’s vibrant colors. Simply go to your local grocery store and pick up some apricot preserves. I like to look for one that’s not super chunky and kind of clear, but any will work. You’ll end up straining it anyway.
Let’s Make Apricot Glaze
To make it get out a small saucepan, plop in some of the apricot jam and a small amount of water. Stir a bit and place over medium heat and melt the jam until it’s liquid. Next, strain it so you’re left with a completely smooth liquid.
It is now ready to use. Isn’t that fast and easy? Meticulously arrange your fruits beautifully on your tarts and pastries, then with a pastry brush, delicately coat the fruit making sure not to disorganize your gorgeous design. That’s it! Admire your art and watch it glisten and shine for a bit, but not for long, it’s time to enjoy your sweet creations!
It’ll keep for a couple weeks covered in the refrigerator. To use again just place it into the microwave, in a microwave-safe bowl of course, and melt completely stirring it ever so often.
Your glaze should be pretty thin. If it’s too thick it leaves an orangish hue and gets clumpy. Not very eye appealing. Don’t make it so thin that it doesn’t stick to the fruit either.
If it’s too thick, simply add some water little by little until it has thinned out.
If it’s too thin, add more jam, reheat and strain. It doesn’t take long.
Enjoy and impress your friends and family!
Apricot Fruit Glaze Recipe
Apricot Fruit Glaze
A glaze to make all your pastries gorgeous and shiny.
- 1 Cup Apricot Preserves
- 2-5 Tbsp Water
In a small saucepan, add the apricot preserves and 1 Tablespoon water. Heat until melted and thin in consistency. If it’s still too thick, add a tiny amount of water little by little.
Strain into a bowl to rid the glaze of any large apricot pieces or seeds.
Gently glaze your pastries and fruit tarts with a pastry brush.
Admire and enjoy your creations!
Keep it Sweet!!!
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