Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a nice accent for blanched green beans or most anything that would be good with balsamic. Nathan Sears at Vie makes this.


  1. In a large heavy bottomed pan over high heat bring the balsamic, sugar lemon juice, vanilla, allspice, cloves, star anise and orange zest to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat, transfer to storage container and refrigerate overnight or up to 5 days.
  3. Strain the liquid and save the vanilla for another use.
  4. Pour into a large wide pot and bring to a boil over high heat being sure it does not boil over.
  5. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mix reaches about 215 F and has the texture of a light syrup, 20-25 minutes.
  6. Use standard canning techniques to finish seal in 6 half pint and 1 4 oz jars.
  7. Does not include refrigeration time.