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Balsamic Reduction (Balsamic Glaze)

Learn how easy it is to make a balsamic reduction at home with only ONE ingredient!  This balsamic glaze recipe tastes incredible on a caprese salad, pork, or atop a crusty piece of bruschetta.  

Servings 15 servings
Calories 14 kcal
Author London


  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar of Modena
  • 1-2 Tbsp. honey or maple syrup, optional


  1. Add balsamic vinegar (and sweetener) to a medium-sized saucepan. Bring ingredients to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer.
  2. Simmer uncovered for 12-15 minutes, or until balsamic vinegar has reduced by ½ to ⅔. Simmer longer for a thicker glaze and shorter for a thinner glaze.
  3. Let balsamic reduction come to room temperature before storing in an airtight container. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Serving size is for 2 teaspoons of balsamic reduction without added sweetener.
  • Store the balsamic glaze in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the refrigerator for 1-2 months.


Nutrition Facts
Balsamic Reduction (Balsamic Glaze)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 14
% Daily Value*
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 19mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.