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Balsamic Vinegar Reduction

17 min



10 ingredients or less


Balsamic vinegar is an intensely concentrated grape vinegar, originating from Italy. It's delicious as is, but when reduced down, it adds the most amazing burst of flavor to any dish. We love it drizzled over juicy, fresh tomatoes, creamy hummus, or on salads containing crisp greens.


(1 Tbsp per serving)


17 min


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  1. To a small saucepan, add the balsamic vinegar, and sugar if using, and bring to a boil over high heat. When it starts to boil, reduce the temperature to maintain a simmer.
  2. Cook the vinegar down, stirring occasionally until it's about a third of the original volume, which should take about 13 - 15 minutes.
  3. Allow the reduction to cool completely before transferring to a glass jar. The reduction will continue to thicken as it cools. Enjoy!


  • Keep away from direct light in a cool dry area for up to 1 week, or in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

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Ieva - Sept. 26, 2022, 6:01 p.m.

Important not to cook it for too long... I got a balsamic vinegar candy now 😅

PUL Team - Sept. 28, 2022, 7:48 p.m.

Oh no! The reduction will continue to thicken as it cools so we recommend to remove from heat when it's about a third of the original volume. We hope this helps for now, Leva 😃

Ellie - June 11, 2022, 3:18 a.m.

So easy!! I have to leave the kitchen while it reduces because the smell is pretty strong, but it's totally worth it!!

PUL Team - June 13, 2022, 4:22 p.m.

Thank you, Ellie, so happy to hear it's worth it 😃

Swati - Dec. 30, 2021, 3:15 a.m.

Had buying a new bottle on our grocery list, and was watching one of your videos where you included a link. Didn’t realize it was this easy, and I’m never buying some from the store again. Thank you! We used sugar in the raw and it turned out perfectly.

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2021, 4:42 a.m.

Oh so lovely to hear, Swati, and so glad it was enjoyed!

Helena Henry - Dec. 1, 2021, 2:37 p.m.

I had no idea it was this simple

Lisa - Nov. 14, 2021, 7:06 p.m.

So glad to have found out how to do this. I love balsamic reduction.

PUL Team - Nov. 14, 2021, 9:08 p.m.

We're so happy to hear, Lisa, enjoy 🤗