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Balsamic Glaze (Reduction)

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: balsamic glaze
Servings: 30 (Makes 1/2 a cup)
Calories: 14kcal
Author: Karina


  • 2 cups good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (optional)


  • Heat balsamic vinegar in a small pot or saucepan over medium heat. 
    *If adding sugar, combine both into the pot and heat together.
  • Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce heat to medium-low heat and let simmer, stirring occasionally, until the vinegar thickens and is reduced to about 1/2 cup (about 20 minutes). It should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
    *If simmering with sugar, it will take about 8-10 minutes to reduce.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool completely before serving (about 15 minutes).


The glaze will thicken slightly as it cools.


Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 19mg | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 0.5% | Iron: 0.7%