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How To Make Balsamic Glaze

  • Author: Morgan
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1/2 cup balsamic glaze 1x


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  • 2 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp honey or brown sugar (optional)


  1. Pour the balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan. For more mellow sweetness, you can add 1-2 tbsp of honey or brown sugar.
  2. Place the saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring the vinegar up to a simmer, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.
  3. Once simmering, reduce heat to medium-low to maintain a gentle simmer. Allow the vinegar to simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 30-60 minutes. As the vinegar reduces, it will gradually thicken into a syrupy glaze. When it coats the back of the spoon and has reduced to about 1/2 to 1/4 of its original volume, it is ready.
  4. Remove the glaze from heat and allow it to cool to room temperature. Transfer the balsamic glaze to a heat-proof container or jar. Use, or seal and refrigerate the glaze. It will keep for several months when stored properly in the refrigerator.


For a thicker glaze, reduce longer. Keep in mind, it will continue to thicken slightly as it cools.

  • Prep Time: 60 mins