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Balsamic reduction glaze in a glass jar.
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Balsamic Reduction (Balsamic Glaze)

Homemade balsamic reduction (balsamic glaze) is easy and cost effective. All you need is balsamic vinegar and 15 minutes. Watch the recipe video above to see how thick my sauce gets.
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Course: sauce
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Balsamic Glaze, Balsamic Reduction
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 30kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • Optional 1-2 tbsp honey or maple syrup


  • Add the balsamic vinegar and any sweetener to a small pot. 
  • Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the sauce coats the back of a spoon.
  • Use immediately or store in a sealed container in the fridge.



  • Remember that the sauce will continue to thicken as it cools. If you accidentally over cook it and it starts to harden, you can just reheat with a little bit of water to thin it back down.
  • The balsamic reduction or glaze will store for several weeks in the refrigerator in a sealed container.


Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.4g | Protein: 0.2g | Sodium: 7.4mg | Sugar: 4.8g