This Balsamic vinegar reduction is an amazing dressing. It's good for salads, delicious with vegetables--and goes incredibly well with Brussels sprouts and dried cranberries, a recipe that I'm going to serve as a side dish on my Thanksgiving table (and look out for the recipe for the Brussel sprouts with dried cranberries tomorrow!).

By simmering the vinegar, either on its own or with some sugar, you reduce the acidity of this ingredient to get this unique and flavorful syrup. It's good to have handy and it's so easy to make.

Chheck out my recipe below!


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Ingredients (for half a cup of dressing)
1 cup of balsamic vinegar
2 Tbs. of brown sugar (optional)


  1. On a small pot over medium heat, boil the vinegar with the sugar.
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the liquid is reduced to half.
  3. Save in a bottle or air tight container.
  4. Refrigerate.

Image via Enriqueta Lemoine

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