Balsamic Glaze (Balsamic Reduction)

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Make your own balsamic glaze, also known as balsamic reduction, with this simple recipe! It’s easy to make with regular balsamic vinegar. Use a minimum of 1 cup vinegar for this recipe—it will yield half as much balsamic glaze (if you start with 1 cup vinegar, this recipe will yield 1/2 cup balsamic glaze).

balsamic glaze recipe



  1. Bring the vinegar to a boil in a small, thick bottomed saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Reduce the heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook, stirring often, until the vinegar is reduced by half, about 10 to 15 minutes (or considerably longer if starting with more than 1 cup vinegar).  You will likely need to dial down the heat over time.
  3. Allow the reduction to cool. Drizzle as desired! Transfer leftover glaze to an air-tight jar and store in the pantry for up to 6 months.

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