Strawberry Glaze (or use Pineapple Glaze)
|Fresh strawberries||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Cornstarch||1 1⁄2 Tablespoon|
|Sugar||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
Crush cup of the strawberries; add the water, and cook 2 minutes; sieve.
Mix cornstarch with sugar (amount of sugar depends on sweetness of berries); stir into hot berry mixture.
Bring to boiling, stirring constantly.
Cook and stir till thick and clear.(Add a few drops red food coloring, if needed.)
Cool to room temperature.
Place remaining strawberries atop cooled cheesecake; to match picture, circle with halved pineapple rings.
Pour glaze over the fruit and chill about 2 hours.