Making a balsamic glaze is really easy. It’s just reducing balsamic vinegar. This is a basic recipe that can be used for so many things. Drizzle it over crostini, cheese, even on strawberries with ice cream.
Yield: 1 cup
- 2 cups balsamic vinegar
- In a saucepan on medium heat, bring the vinegar to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes until the sauce has reduced by half and is thick like syrup.
- Take off heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
- Store in a sealed jar.
I use this for savory dishes. Some recipes add sugar, honey, or maple syrup. I consider this a balsamic syrup that I would use in desserts, or when I want a sweet note in a dish. But for my savoury dishes, I use this recipe. It’s sometimes called a balsamic reduction.