What is Balsamic Glaze?
Balsamic Glaze is a commercially produced balsamic reduction. A balsamic reduction is a process of heating balsamic vinegar until the moisture evaporates, thus reducing it so that it has a more sweet and syrupy consistency. The thickness of the reduction is a direct result of how much moisture is in the balsamic vinegar (the younger it is, the more moisture it contains) and how much time you spend reducing it. The process is quite time consuming taking many hours of reduction to achieve the texture and flavor of a glaze. Ready-made balsamic glaze is a much quicker and easier way to use this reduced syrup. There are many types of infused glazes used for anything from salad dressing…