Balsamic Reduction

By | June 14, 2016


  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar


Place the vinegar in a small, heavy saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low and gently simmer until the vinegar reduces to about ¼ of its original volume, about 20 minutes. Check the consistency: It should be syrupy and coat the back of a spoon. Simmer slightly longer if needed.


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  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
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