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How To Make Balsamic Glaze

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This glaze can be used in numerous ways to add some extra flavor!

I have a few secrets in the kitchen that I like to pull out every once in a while, and this balsamic glaze is one of my favorites.  Learning how to make balsamic glaze was extremely easy, and I want to share this treasure with you!Balsamic Glaze is a powerful weapon in the kitchen that can be used in so many ways to liven up your meal. Just 15 minutes to this liquid gold! | Three Olives BranchMy husband recently realized the magic of balsamic glaze when I made him my Copycat Olive Garden Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo.  The acidity of the balsamic cuts through richness and heaviness in any dish.  He loved it so much that he has been putting the balsamic glaze on everything that he can!

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Balsamic Glaze is a powerful weapon in the kitchen that can be used in so many ways to liven up your meal. Just 15 minutes to this liquid gold! | Three Olives Branch

There are so many ways to use this glaze, and you may find some recipes that specifically call for it.  Here are some of our favorite uses for this liquid gold:

  • Drizzle on bruschetta (perfect on our Bruschetta with Garlic Crostini!)
  • Salad topper
  • Bagel with cream cheese
  • Pastas (especially the heavy ones to cut through the richness)
  • Risotto (like this Balsamic Caprese Risotto!)
  • Marinade for steak or chicken
  • Drizzle on some strawberries (sounds odd, but so good!)
  • Roast some of your favorite vegetables and finish with a glaze drizzle
  • Finishing touch on a pizza

There are so many uses for this, the list is endless!  If you do not know how to make this already, you definitely need to learn how to make balsamic glaze.  What is your favorite way to use balsamic glaze?Balsamic Glaze is a powerful weapon in the kitchen that can be used in so many ways to liven up your meal. Just 15 minutes to this liquid gold! | Three Olives Branch

Balsamic Glaze is a powerful weapon in the kitchen that can be used in so many ways to liven up your meal. Just 15 minutes to this liquid gold! | Three Olives Branch

How To Make Balsamic Glaze

This glaze can be used in numerous ways to add some extra flavor!
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 1029kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat the balsamic in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • When heated and starting to simmer, add the sugar and salt to the balsamic. Stir to combine.
  • Cook the balsamic mixture, stirring occasionally, at a simmer until reduced by half, approximately 15 minutes. It will be thicker than it was before, but not sticky thick until it cools down some. It should coat the back of the spoon.
  • Let the balsamic glaze cool to room temperature and then chill. It will thicken up more when cool. If yours is still not thick, you can throw it back in a pan to continue cooking. Store in a glass jar or container in the refrigerator.

Notes

Balsamic can be expensive, but for this recipe you do not need to use the fancy stuff.  Any type or quality of balsamic will work out just fine.
To get the glaze extra thick like in the picture, it needs to be cool.  I make mine and chill it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and you will get that perfect, thick glaze.

Nutrition

Calories: 1029kcal | Carbohydrates: 237g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 1282mg | Potassium: 571mg | Sugar: 226g | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 4mg
By on May 5th, 2016

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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9 thoughts on “How To Make Balsamic Glaze”

    • Hi Megs,

      I have had mine three weeks and it was just fine. I have also seen some other sites say that it can last a very long time, but mine has not gotten past three weeks!

      Reply
  1. I made the Balsamic reduction but I whisked roasted garlic into it and the garlic pretty much desolved but I have to say I’m never going to use just plain balsamic vinegar again and I use balsamic every day but this is just amazing and I think it will last longer bc I will use less so Thank you!⚘

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  2. This is absolutely the best Balsamic glaze you will find you really can put it on everything. I’m a single person and don’t use the recipe often so when I do I cut it down to tablespoons instead of cups and it still works greatb

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