This Cinnamon Clove Balsamic Reduction is so versatile. A must have for every gourmet pantry.
One can easily find a wide range of gourmet balsamic glazes at the supermarket. But take a close look at the ingredients…
Most of them contain copious amounts of junk ingredients and copious amounts of sugar. Why oh why? I love this article that sums up some of the reasons why sugar is bad for you.
I am a bit of a gourmet and every gourmet pantry should have a bottle of balsamic reduction. It can instantly dress up any dish.
How to enjoy a balsamic reduction
I enjoy it on salads, grilled meat and desserts, even ice cream. Just a drizzle is all you need to feel like you’re dining at a five-star restaurant.
Easy Peasy balsamic reduction
This balsamic reduction can be made with a basic bottle of balsamic vinegar. No need to buy the expensive stuff. Simmer the vinegar with your sweetener of choice and optional spices and that’s it.
Homemade gourmet balsamic reduction!
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Here are a couple ways to use this balsamic reduction
- 1 cup of balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar, honey or maple syrup
- 1 cinnamon stick
- a few cloves
- Add all the ingredients to a small saucepan.
- Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and maintain at a simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
- Remove spices.
- Store in a glass container at room temperature.