Pastry And Pie Glazes (Holiday Pastry Glazes)

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Recipe: #2235

November 08, 2011

"NOTE ... re photo, the pie itself was a lovely golden brown, being a novice photographer the darkened edges resulted from poor lighting. Pastry and pie glazes add a special touch especially for special occasions and holiday baking. You can choose between shiny, glazed, sugary or rich brown depending on the glaze you choose to brush on. I keep this list close at hand ready to use - no searching through the recipes to find the one I want! One of my favourites is to lightly flick water on crust with fingertips - carefully tip to spread - (or spray pastry very lightly with the water) lightly sprinkle with sugar before baking. A few minutes of your time gives you some awesome looking pastries and pies."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (12.8 g)
  • Calories 28.8
  • Total Fat - 2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 5.5 mg
  • Sodium - 22.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 2.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 2.3 g
  • Protein - 0.3 g
  • Calcium - 6.1 mg
  • Iron - 0 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Glazed, beat egg white with water, brush over pastry before baking

Step 2

Shiny, using a soft brush, brush on just enough cream to cover before baking

Step 3

Sugary, bush with milk, sprinkle with sugar before baking.

Step 4

Rich brown, brush top with melted butter before baking.

Step 5

And my favorite - lightly flick water over crust with fingertips, carefully tip to spread the water - sprinkle with sugar before baking. All so simple yet make for that added touch. Baking time for the pies - go with the suggested baking time your recipe calls for


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


I use milk on my pies to make the shiny glaze. Why buy cream when milk works just as well, and it"s so much cheaper!


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(11 Apr 2020)

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