5 Ingredients or Fewer

Honey Balsamic Sauce

August  4, 2013
Photo by James Ransom
Author Notes

Save your pricey fine balsamic vinegar for another day. Here is a grand and recession-proof sauce for strawberries and ice cream that wants only ordinary grocery store balsamic and a little honey. Adapted from Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts by Alice Medrich (Artisan, 2012) —Alice Medrich

  • Prep time 2 minutes
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • Makes however much you want
Ingredients
  • 2 parts inexpensive balsamic vinegar
  • 1 part honey
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Simmer two parts inexpensive balsamic vinegar with one part honey until the mixture is thickened and reduced by about half. Let cool. Taste a little sauce with a spoonful of vanilla ice cream and adjust the balance of sweet with tart to your liking (I like to keep it a little tart) by adding a bit of extra honey if necessary.

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