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Easy Homemade Balsamic Reduction

June 18th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Appetizer, Dessert, Easy

With summer finally arriving, fresh fruit is coming into season and I’m happy as a peach (pun intended). I’ve been eating them a lot for dessert or as a snack at lunch. When eating apricots one evening I thought – these would be great with a balsamic reduction! Now for those who haven’t tried balsamic reduction, it has a sweet-tart taste that enhances the sweet richness of fruit. Essentially, the combination of flavours play on each other to heighten each individual flavour palette. The balsamic reduction is great on top of fresh fruit like peaches, apricots, strawberries, blueberries, etc. Let’s get to this recipe so you can enjoy your summer fruit with a twist.

In a small pot, combine:

  • 1 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of sugar

Over medium-high heat, continually whisk for roughly 10-15 minutes or until you notice the balsamic has become a syrup texture.

Once it gets to a syrup consistency, let it cool off a bit, drizzle on top of fruit and enjoy!


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3 Comments so far ↓

  • Michelle @

    I’ve heard great things about balsamic reduction. A friend of mine even uses it in place of maple syrup on pancakes. I haven’t been brave enough to try it just yet! I actually used to HATE the taste of balsamic but I’ve started using it in salads and I’m starting to enjoy it! Maybe I should take the next step and test this out 😛

  • Kaylen

    Just recently I stumbled upon your blog and now read it regularly. It’s great! I’m moving back to Saskatoon and glad to know there are people out there just as passionate about food as I am.

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