Balsamic Glaze

Balsamic Glaze – It’s Easy!


When my garden tomatoes ripen, I love to make a simple Caprese Salad. The slices of red, ripe tomatoes, soft fresh Mozzarella slices and fresh basil leaves are so colorful, and delicious drizzled with a little bit of olive oil and this sweet Balsamic Glaze. Balsamic glaze can be purchased ready made in a bottle, but why would you buy it, when it’s so easy to make it yourself. If you can measure vinegar and stir in some brown sugar. You’re half-way there! 

Here’s how to make it:

1 cup Balsamic Vinegar

1 tablespoon brown sugar

Stir together in a saucepan and bring to a boil, while stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to medium-low and allow to gently simmer about 15 minutes, stirring frequently. The glaze is done when it has reduced by 1/3. It will thicken slightly as it cools.  

Balsamic Glaze is so easy to make

Could it get much easier?

There are many other uses for Balsamic Glaze besides Caprese Salad. It can be used for grilled chicken or pork tenderloin, pizza, sauteed carrots. It is also delicious drizzled over fresh strawberries or nectarines, cheeses or even as a topping over vanilla ice cream!

*This recipe can be easily doubled. The directions are the same.

How do you use Balsamic Glaze? I’d love to hear your ideas!

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6 thoughts on “Balsamic Glaze – It’s Easy!

  1. Helen

    yum! Just did a small test batch of balsamic glaze (I added a tablespoon of pomegranate molasses) so good! So easy, only needed about 7 mins and is like chewing a yummy tart lolly!

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  2. Nelya

    I got this recipe for hot sandwiches from a friend. Spread a thin layer of mayo on bread (Or English muffins). Place a thin slice of ham. Then cheese (I like mozzarella even though its supposed to be Brie), then one layer of thin slices of apple (sounds weird but it’s good). Pour balsamic glaze over the sandwiches and bake at 350 until cheese melts.

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    1. grandmabee Post author

      Oh my gosh Nelya! That sounds amazing! I’m going to make it today! Thank you for the recipe! (Sorry for over use of exclamation points!)

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  3. Lauren

    I have added dry red wine and rosemary to it and drizzled it over steak and veggies. Tonight I am going to sautee some shrimp, asparagus and mushrooms and make a garlic cauliflower mash and put the sauce over it NomNomNom!

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