One of Our Favorite Pantry Brands Just Launched a New Balsamic That You Need for Fall Cooking

published Oct 19, 2022
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Fall is here, and it feels like apples are everywhere. Honestly, we’re here for it. Apple pies, apple fritters, savory apple tarts — you name it. The season is ripe, and there are loads of ways you can incorporate the fall-favorite fruit into your meals. In case you haven’t discovered the humble apple’s full range, allow us to cue you in on a secret: The fruit’s flavor lends itself equally to both sweet and savory dishes. You can pair them with cinnamon sugar or earthy cheese and discover equally scrumptious results.

Luckily, we’re not the only ones drooling over apples. The makers of some of our favorite pantry staples just released an all-new, totally innovative balsamic vinegar that’s essentially an ode to fall. Keeping in line with their range of spectacularly flavored vinegars (we’re talking Chocolate Balsamic and Crushed Blueberry Vinegar) this new launch from Kosterina is a twist on the centuries-old balsamic vinegar that’s so near and dear to all our hearts: Meet the Apple Cider Balsamic Vinegar.

Unlike traditional balsamic, this bottle uses a blend of white wine vinegar from Greece and grape must from Italy (freshly crushed grape juice that also contains the skins, seeds, and stems) essentially creating a white balsamic vinegar flavor profile. The result is that this vinegar ends up being lighter, tangier, and a little more versatile than your average balsamic. Combined with crushed apples and a hint of cinnamon, the vinegar’s fall flavors truly sing.

Much in the apple spirit, this unique vinegar can be used for both sweet and savory applications. Use it as a tang in your favorite cocktail; as a light, citrusy note in apple desserts (a tad of vinegar in pie filling is a revelation you deserve to have); or whisk it into salad dressings, glazes for your favorite protein, or vinaigrettes for roasted veggies. See? Just like the apple itself, this stuff is endlessly versatile.

While you would be remiss to not order a set of three for yourself, there’s no denying this special vinegar would make an awesome gift. In fact, if you snag a couple sets, you could sneak a bottle into every stocking on your shopping list and make a whole lot of tastebuds happy. I know I’ll be ordering a whole bunch to distribute to my own family this holiday season.