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The BEST Balsamic Glaze Recipe

Homemade Balsamic Glaze is an easy recipe 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?

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Homemade Balsamic Glaze Recipe
Homemade Balsamic Glaze Recipe

Balsamic reduction sauce is a flavorful condiment that enhances everything from salads, fresh fruit, grilled fruit, aged cheeses, egg dishes, roasted vegetables, and meats. I love to top my vanilla ice cream with fresh strawberries and drizzle on balsamic reduction.

Once you start making homemade condiments like the balsamic glaze on 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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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Reduction Sauce
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Reduction Sauce

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Balsamic Glaze over Fresh Watermelon, Arugula, Feta Cheese, and Strawberries
Balsamic Glaze over Fresh Watermelon, Arugula, Feta Cheese, and Strawberries

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

Yield: 1/2 cup

Homemade Balsamic Glaze Sauce Recipe

Homemade Balsamic Glaze Recipe (Reduction Sauce)

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.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. 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.)
  2. Remove from heat and transfer to a container that is safe from the heated sauce. Let cool and then refrigerate.

Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 31Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 38mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 0gSugar 6gProtein 0g

How long will balsamic glaze last in the refrigerator?

This balsamic glaze 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.

Balsamic Glaze Topped Salad
Balsamic Glaze Topped Salad with Chicken, Tangerines, and Goat Cheese
Here’s an easy appetizer you can make with balsamic glaze

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