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Balsamic reduction coating a serving spoon showing it's glaze-like consistency and rich deep color. This versatile condiment add a burst of flavor to meats, seafood, salads, fruits and even ice cream!
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Balsamic Reduction

Balsamic reduction is a versatile glaze you can drizzle over meats, seafood, vegetables, salads and fruits. There are only two ingredients for this balsamic reduction recipe!
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: balsamic glaze, balsamic reduction
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 64kcal
Author: TipBuzz


  • cup  balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup  honey see note


  • Place a small saucepan over low-medium heat and turn on the ventilation fan if you have one.
  • Add balsamic vinegar and honey.
  • Once the mixture starts to bubble, reduce heat to low.
  • Simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the glaze coats the back of a spoon.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  • Drizzle or brush the reduction onto meat, seafood, vegetables or fruit as desired.


  • The reduction yields about half of the original ingredient amounts.
  • You can adjust the amount of honey up or down. Higher-end balsamic vinegar tends to be sweeter, requiring less honey.
  • Alternatives to honey include simple syrup or maple syrup, although use light maple syrup to avoid overpowering the balsamic.
  • Store the balsamic reduction in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid in the fridge. It’ll become quite thick when cold, so bring to lukewarm / room temperature before use.


Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 44mg | Sugar: 13g | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.3mg