Homemade Balsamic Glaze Recipe is so easy to make with only three ingredients. You can buy premade balsamic reduction, but why would you when you have balsamic vinegar, a little brown sugar, and salt already on hand?
I found this syrupy glaze recipe in a book by Tanorria Askew called Staples + 5. You’ll love how versatile this flavorful topping is on all kinds of dishes.
Balsamic reduction sauce is a flavorful condiment that enhances everything from adding to the top of salads, fresh fruit, grilled fruit, aged cheeses, egg dishes, pizza, roasted vegetables, and meats like pork chops or chicken breasts. I love to top my vanilla ice cream with fresh strawberries and drizzle on balsamic reduction.
Once you start making homemade condiments like this balsamic glaze recipe regularly, you’ll never go back to buying them from the grocery store. If you use this savory sauce frequently, make yourself a large batch because it will last up to three weeks in the refrigerator.
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Here’s How to Make Homemade Balsamic Glaze
Ingredients for Balsamic Reduction Recipe
1 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Directions for Reduction of Balsamic Vinegar
In a small saucepan, combine the balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and salt. Combine all ingredients and place over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
Allow the balsamic mixture to boil, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. The liquid should be reduced by half and have a syrupy consistency. It should have the same consistency as maple syrup.
Remove from the heat and transfer to a container that is safe from the heat, like a clean glass jar. The balsamic vinegar reduction will thicken even more as it cools. Refrigerate after the mixture comes to room temperature.
Recipe Card for Balsamic Vinegar Glaze with Nutritional Information
If you're looking for a condiment that adds depth to everything it touches, homemade balsamic reduction sauce is what you're looking for. It makes every dish beautiful and tastes wonderful on everything from salad to roasted vegetables.
- 1 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- In a medium saucepan, combine the balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and kosher salt. Place over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Allow the balsamic mixture to come to a boil and cook for 4-5 more minutes. (The liquid should reduce by half.)
- Remove from heat and transfer to a container that is safe from the heated sauce. Let cool and then refrigerate.
Amount Per Serving Calories 31Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 38mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 0gSugar 6gProtein 0g
Tips for Making this Delicious Glaze
- Start with a good quality balsamic vinegar.
- Add some extra sugar if you like your balsamic glaze recipe to be sweeter.
How long will this homemade glaze last in the refrigerator?
This balsamic glaze recipe keeps up to 3 weeks when stored correctly in an airtight container.
Can you freeze this easy glaze recipe?
You can freeze this reduction recipe, but it will change the flavor.
Recipe Using Balsamic Vinegar Glaze
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