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Balsamic Glaze Recipe (Balsamic Reduction)

Balsamic glaze is so easy to make at home. It only takes about 15 minutes and one ingredient to make this easy balsamic reduction recipe. This balsamic glaze is perfect for chicken, beef, salads, sandwiches and even desserts. 
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 481kcal


  • 2 cups balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tablespoon honey optional


  • Place a saucepan over medium low heat.
  • Pour in balsamic vinegar and honey into the sauce pan. Stir well.
  • Bring the vinegar to a light boil then simmer and stir occasionally for about 15 minutes.
  • Cook the glaze until it's reaches the consistency of syrup. The glaze should cover the back of a spoon.
  • Take the glaze off the heat. Cool and store in a glass jar.




Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 96g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 571mg | Sugar: 85g | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 4mg