2-Ingredient Balsamic Glaze Recipe

This 2-ingredient Balsamic Glaze Recipe is just perfect. The glaze (or balsamic reduction), is sweet and tangy and great to use over salad, bruschetta, flatbread and sandwiches (especially this breakfast sandwich).

2-ingrient Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe in a glass jar with a spoon.

what is balsamic glaze made of-

Balsamic glaze is just balsamic vinegar reduction. It can be reduced by itself or with a sweetener like brown sugar or honey. Though I’ve experimented with just balsamic vinegar itself, I prefer a sweetener with it (it’s too acidic for me without the sweetener.)

how to make a balsamic glaze-

This recipe is so easy, it almost doesn’t require a recipe. To make the glaze, you just simmer a good quality balsamic vinegar with a sweetener (like honey or brown sugar) until it reduces and thickens into a glaze.

NOTE: This jar was a triple portion of the glaze. I like to make a large portion and so I always have glaze when I need it. 🙂

Upclose picture of Balsamic Vinaigrette on a spoon in a glass jar.`

how long does balsamic glaze last?

Balsamic glaze will last for up to three weeks if refrigerated. The glaze is best if stored in a glass mason jar (TIP: Be sure to date the jar so you know when it will expire).

You’ll love these other homemade dressings:

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing in a mason jar with a spoon, next to a bowl of caprese salad.

Skip store-bought balsamic glaze, homemade is so much better and so easy to make. Don’t forget to leave us feedback in the comments below, we love hearing from you

Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Homemade recipe for Balsamic Glaze. Balsamic vinegar reduction with a sweetener (honey or sugar) simmered until thickens and a glaze forms, good dressing.
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 31kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp lightly packed brown sugar


  • In a saucepan, over medium heat, combine balsamic vinegar and brown sugar.
  • Stir until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low, simmer until mixture is reduced by half and thickens (about 10-15 minutes, depending on the quality of vinegar).
  • Cool glaze completely before use. Keep leftovers refrigerated.
Nutrition Facts
Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 31
% Daily Value*
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 24mg1%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Show 4 Comments
  • jessica 06/25/2019, 11:40 am Link Reply

    Made it yesterday, it stayed in the fridge overnight but it is still runny

    • Valentina's Corner 06/25/2019, 1:11 pm Link Reply

      Jessica, that just means you didn’t allow it to simmer long enough. You want to just keep allowing it to simmer until it thickens. 🙂 You’re going to love it.

  • jessica 06/23/2019, 8:30 pm Link Reply

    What consistency does it have to be after it is removed from the fridge; is it supposed to be able to pour out of the container or will I have to use a spoon to get it out and spread it? Thank you!

    • Valentina's Corner 06/24/2019, 3:52 am Link Reply

      It’s a thick consistency if removed from the fridge, but it will pour. I just made myself a double batch, we love it so much (especially with our Caprese salad). I’d love your feedback if you make it, Jessica.

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