This fast and easy Orange Glaze is perfect to use with your dessert and baked good recipes! A sweet citrus dessert sauce.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Homemade Orange Glaze is an amazing, fast, and easy way to add extra flavor to your favorite baked goods and desserts!
A sweet orange flavor makes the perfect addition to enhance the citrus flavor as a sauce, light frosting, or finishing garnish.
It only takes a minute to whip up and gives a polished and finished look to your recipes!
These are the ingredients you need to make homemade orange glaze:
- Powdered Sugar (Confectioners Sugar)
- Orange Zest
- Orange Juice
This is the equipment you need to make the dessert glaze:
- Small Bowl
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
Mix your ingredients together in a small bowl.
Adjust consistency as needed (see notes below in Kim’s Tips).
Use with your favorite muffins, cakes, cookies, and desserts as desired!
Glaze will set and harden slightly as it sits.
If your glaze is too thin, you can add more sugar.
If the glaze is too thick, add a little more orange juice or water.
But remember that it will set up as it sits out!
Orange glaze is made of powdered sugar, orange zest, orange juice, and a pinch of salt to elevate it!
Almost! The moisture being orange juice is going to bring a ton of flavor. Alternatively milk is a great option for creaminess.
The tricky part is having the right ratio of moisture to sugar to get the consistency you want.
This typically happens if you put a glaze on something that is still warm.
Make sure whatever you add the glaze to is completely cool!
Typically 10-15 minutes.
Add more sugar!
Add a VERY small amount of water or orange juice.
A little goes a long way!
- 1 ¾ cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 1 pinch salt
- Add all of the ingredients together in a small bowl. Mix.
- Adjust thickness as needed with more sugar or orange juice so that it is the thickness of a warm honey. Drizzle, pour, or dunk with cooled baked goods.