Aaaah there is nothing like a balsamic glaze to liven up your recipe. The beauty of this recipe is its simplicity. You don’t need to run out and buy balsamic glaze, it is incredibly easy to make with ingredients you very well may already have in your pantry.
Making an awesome bruschetta for your next party (or dinner) – here is your answer to making homemade balsamic glaze. Do you have balsamic vinegar? Do you have sugar? Do you have a saucepan and a wooden spoon? Done and done. You are literally almost done with the recipe and you haven’t even started yet.
I used a larger saucepan so the vinegar would reduce more quickly. Pour your balsamic vinegar into the pan and add the sugar. Bring to boil then reduce to simmer. Let simmer 20-30 minutes. Stir frequently.
As for what kind of balsamic vinegar to use, I have made this many, many times and I have to say that the for the best tasting glaze I used a 20 year aged balsamic vinegar. As usual, the better quality product you use, the better the end result. That being said, I have also used the cheapest version of balsamic vinegar and it still tastes good, so don’t over think it.
You can also play with how much sugar you use – you want a sweeter glaze, add a little extra sugar. You want a more blasamic-ey glaze, lay off the sugar.
That’s it. Really not that hard is it. Nope, it’s not.
Add it to chicken, salads…. it’s just a good go-to recipe to have in your repertoire.
- 8.5 oz container of balsamic vinegar
- ¼ cup + 1 Teaspoon sugar
- Add balsamic vinegar and sugar to large saucepan.
- Bring to boil.
- Reduce to simmer.
- Let simmer for 20-30 minutes.
- Glaze is done when it coats the back of a spoon (remember it will thicken as it cools).
- If you don't want too sweet of a glaze, start with ¼ cup sugar and taste it at the 20 minute mark. You can always add more sugar.
- The better the balsamic vinegar you use, the better the glaze.