Bruschetta with Balsamic Reduction

Balsamic Reduction

The perfect finishing touch for Bruschetta, fish, Caprese..the list goes on and on.
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Heather


  • 1 cup organic balsamic vinegar or high quality Italian balsamic
  • 1 tbsp organic brown sugar packed *optional
  • 2 tbsp dry white wine *optional


  • Measure vinegar and place into a small sauce pan. Bring to a slow simmer over medium heat whisking every so often. Once vinegar is brought to a simmer, lower the temperature to a med low - low heat. Whisk every so often and simmer until vinegar is reduced by half and flows off of spoon in a steady stream much like syrup.


-Balsamic reduction can be done at a higher heat which produces much faster results. I prefer simmering at a lower heat for this recipe as it is easy to burn while focusing on other cooking steps. Starting this as the first step will keep the preparation running smoothly.
-Adding brown sugar and wine will give the reduction a deeper flavor and add 10-15 mins extra cooking time.