I can’t believe I’ve never made this until now. I guess I didn’t realize what I’d been missing out on!
It all started when I went to my favorite pizza joint, they serve up the best gluten free pizzas!
I decided to try a new pizza from their menu, an Arugula Pizza in which they drizzled this yummy glaze lightly over the top of it.
I took one bite of this and I was in foodie heaven! The next day I went to work on how to make this yummy semi-sweet glaze.
What is Balsamic Glaze?
Balsamic Glaze is a blend of Balsamic Vinegar and a sweetener, such as Honey, Maple Syrup, or Brown Sugar, that has been cooked down to create a thickened syrup glaze. It’s slightly sweet, tangy and tastes great on a variety of foods.
How to Make Balsamic Glaze
Start with a good quality Balsamic. Classic Balsamic Vinegar comes from the Modena and Reggio Emilia areas in Italy, and will be labeled on the bottles in the grocery store.
This recipe is actually pretty simple.
Just take 1 1/2 cups Balsamic Vinegar + 1 1/2 Tbs Honey (you can add a little more honey if you like it more sweet).
Bring it to a boil in a medium saucepan, reduce the heat, and simmer 20 minutes until glaze is reduced by half.
What should Balsamic Glaze look like?
The glaze should coat the back of a spoon when it’s done. The longer you let it cool the thicker it will get. Glaze should be pourable; a similar consistency to honey.
How much Glaze does it make?
This recipe makes about 1/4 cup of Glaze. You can make more or less depending on much you need. Just adjust measurements accordingly.
How to store Balsamic Glaze
Pour it into a glass sealed jar and refrigerate. I prefer these cute little Mason Jars (affiliate link) for storing sauces and dressings like this.
This will keep in the fridge up to 2 weeks, that is if it sits in there that long. It’s never lasted that long in my house.
What’s your favorite dish to put Balsamic Glaze on? I’d love to hear what you think about this! Leave a comment, rate it, share it on social media, or take a picture and tag it #tastefulventure on Instagram! I LOVE seeing what you guys cook up.
Try this Balsamic Glaze Recipe on Grilled Caprese Brie!
How To Make Balsamic Glaze
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 25 mins
- Yield: 12 1x
- Category: Sauce
- Cuisine: Italian
- 1 1/2 cups Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 1/2 Tbs Honey
- Add Balsamic Vinegar and Honey to a medium saucepan.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 20-30 minutes until glaze is reduced by half.
- Glaze should coat the back of a spoon when done.
- Let cool.
- Pour into a glass jar, seal with a lid, and refrigerate.
This recipe makes about 1/4 cup of Glaze. You can make more or less depending on much you need. Just adjust measurements accordingly. Pour it into a glass sealed jar and refrigerate, this will keep in the fridge up to 2 weeks.
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