Recipe: Balsamic Molasses Reduction- The Best Balsamic Redux Recipe You’ll Ever Try

Balsamic reductions are an easy way to dress up a dish, and they’re not hard to make as long as you’re patient. The acidic & sweet notes of this recipe will have you brightening up salads, proteins and everything else in no time. You can add a zigzag across the plate, dots in a corner, or brush it directly onto ingredients while cooking as a balsamic glaze.

Caprese with our balsamic molasses reduction recipe

This twist on a balsamic reduction packs an earthy sweetness you don’t get from a regular balsamic redux. Try it on cherry tomatoes, strawberries, spinach, melon, butternut squash–anything, really! It takes less than 30 minutes and it’ll last at least a week under refrigeration.

Balsamic Molasses Reduction Ingredients:

6 oz balsamic vinegar (we suggest Sparrow Lane’s dark balsamic)
4 oz black strap molasses
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp fresh ground nutmeg

Balsamic Molasses Reduction Instructions:

Add all ingredients to a saucepan, then bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Stir frequently and cook until reduced by half.

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