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…
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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
Cinnamon Clove 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.
The smaller the saucepan the longer it will take to reduce. Keep an eye on it as it can quickly burn. The mixture will reduce to about ¾ cup and will continue to thicken as it cools.
- Remove spices.
- Store in a glass container at room temperature.