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A bowl of balsamic glaze with a spoon lifting some up.

Sweet Balsamic Glaze

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Balsamic Glaze (Reduction) – A simple recipe for homemade sweet balsamic glaze that will bring all of your favorite recipes to the next level!


  • 8.5 oz container of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup + 1 teaspoon sugar


  1. Add balsamic vinegar and sugar to large saucepan.
  2. Whisk to fully combine.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce to simmer.
  5. Let it simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Glaze is done when it coats the back of a spoon (remember it will thicken as it cools).
  7. If you don’t want too sweet of a glaze, start with 1/4 cup sugar and taste it at the 20 minute mark. You can always add more sugar.
  8. The better the balsamic vinegar you use, the better the glaze.


  • Storage: once it has cooled you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.