Makes about 1/4 cup; doubles easily
5 minutes prep, 4 minutes cooking, 9 minutes total

  • 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


Combine the vinegar and sugar in a small skillet and boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally with a wood spatula, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until glossy bubbles cover the surface. The syrup is ready when the spatula leaves a path as you run it along the bottom of the skillet. It should be quite thickened and syrupy. Take off the heat and cool before using. Keeps in a sealed jar in refrigerator for a month or more.

Recipe by Lynne Rossetto Kasper. Copyright © 2012.