Balsamic Syrup

Turn balsamic vinegar into a rich sauce that complements either sweet or savory.

Reducing everyday balsamic vinegar with a little sugar and some spices transforms it into a rich, luxurious syrup with all the flavor of expensive aged balsamic vinegar. Serve on everything from salad greens and pasta to ice cream and berries.

15 min Prep: 5 min Cook: 10 min
Serves: 8 Save

Ingredients (4)

  • 1 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 stick cinnamon


  1. Combine all ingredients in saucepan. Simmer until reduced by one-third. Let cool. Makes about 1 cup.