Balsamic Glaze

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Balsamic Glaze requires only 2 ingredients and 15 minutes to create the tastiest sauce for your favorite salads, chicken, veggies, and more!

You might be wondering why you would want to make a condiment that you can buy at the store for just a few dollars. Well, for starters, our family uses so many different condiments and sauces that the few dollars add up to a real bargain! Plus, most importantly, homemade tastes better. I’m sure we’re talking cooking from scratch and homemade everything here, which sounds like a broken record, but after decades of experience in the kitchen, we’re still stuck with it. The homemade balsamic glaze balances the sweet and tart flavors with such a rich flavor that there’s really no comparison to store bought. You’ll want to make a big batch of this and spread it on everything!

Cooking Tips:

Keep an eye on your glaze and make sure not to try to speed up the process by using higher heat. You want it to thicken and thicken over medium-low heat, as there is no salvage of a burnt balsamic glaze.

How do I know the balsamic glaze has reduced enough?

You want to cut your balsamic glaze in half, but sometimes that’s hard to notice. It should be thick enough to cover the back of a spoon but pourable. It will also continue to thicken as it cools, so don’t worry if it’s a little thinner than you’d like when you take it off the heat.

Service suggestion:

There really is no wrong way to use balsamic vinegar. It’s delicious with just about anything! One of our favorite ways to use it is on caprese salads and sandwiches. The flavor of caprese is just begging for that sweet and tangy balsamic glaze.

The jar comes with a scoop of balsamic glaze.

Note in advance:

You can easily make this up to a month in advance and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. We love to make a big batch at the beginning of the month!

Storage Instructions:

Homemade balsamic glaze will keep in the refrigerator for up to a month! Just store in spherical jars or clean leftover salad dressing jars and refrigerate.

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A jar of balsamic glaze in a jar.

Balsamic Glaze requires only 2 ingredients and 15 minutes to create the tastiest sauce for your favorite salads, chicken, veggies, and more!

cooking time 15 minute

total time 15 minute

raw material

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar


  • Add balsamic vinegar and brown sugar to a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer.

  • Once the mixture starts to bubble, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until reduced by half, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Remove from heat and set aside to cool before serving. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one month.

Calories: 329kcal | carbohydrate: 70G | protein: 1G | sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 322mg | sugar: 65G | calcium: 92mg | iron: 2mg

Balsamic Glaze