Clear Pectin Glaze

Clear Pectin Glaze

Clear Pectin Glaze
I created this simple clear glaze to be used on berry or fruit tarts, which makes them shine and sparkle like jewels. The addition of a little pectin allows the glaze to set up when chilled.


  • 200 grams water (3/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon)
  • 200 grams sugar (1 cup)
  • 10 grams powdered pectin (1 Tablespoon)
  • - Ball RealFruit or Sure-Jell Low or No-Sugar Needed Pectin

  • 410 grams = Total (14 oz)
  1. BRING water to a boil in small sauce pan.
  2. WHISK sugar and pectin together in a small bowl.
  3. DRIZZLE sugar / pectin into boiling water, whisking constantly.
  4. BOIL 2 minutes.
  5. COOL until just barely warm. Don't use hot glaze on fruit.
  6. GLAZE fruit or berry tarts.
  7. REFRIGERATE any remaining glaze for another purpose. It will keep several months in the refrigerator. Note: This glaze sets up in the refrigerator and will need to be melted to use.
  8. TO USE COLD GLAZE: Melt at 50% power in, 30 seconds at a time until melted, but not hot.
  9. This is a perfectly clear glaze for fruit or berry tarts that gives a brilliant shine. It is important to use the glaze when it is just barely warm so that it is liquid, but not hot. Hot glaze would cause the fruit or berries to wilt. Brush on very sparingly; you don't want the glaze to look "gloppy".
Recipe Ancestry Notes:
Original recipe by Shirl Gard.

About the Author:

Over 15 years of professional baking and dessert making experience. Former Executive Pastry Chef at The Old Inn On The Green in New Marlborough, MA. Graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE), formerly Peter Kump's New York Cooking School. Lives in Wellington, FL.

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