Bordeaux-Style Strawberries

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Bordeaux Style Strawberries Recipe

Photo: Erin Kunkel Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

In Bordeaux, where châteaus and vineyards abound, a typical dessert is fresh straw­berries sliced into a red wine glass and then topped with a great Bordeaux. Here, that regional tradition is adapted to make it more dessert-like. If you're pressed for time, do as the Bordelais do--quick and easy.

Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup berries and 1/3 cup sauce)


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2 cups richly flavored red wine (such as Bordeaux)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon minute tapioca
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 pound ripe strawberries, hulled
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Hands-on: 21 Minutes
Total: 21 Minutes

1. To prepare sauce, combine wine, 2 tablespoons sugar, and tapioca in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook 7 minutes or until tapioca dissolves and mixture is slightly thickened, stirring frequently with a whisk. Remove from heat; stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Pour mixture into a small bowl set into a large bowl of ice water; cool to room temperature.

2. To prepare berries, combine berries, 3 tablespoons sugar, and 2 teaspoons vanilla in a bowl; let stand 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Divide berry mixture among 4 red wine glasses. Pour sauce over berries.

Created date

April 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 221
Fat 0.3 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.1 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrate 31 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 6 mg
Calcium 28 mg
Sugars 23 g
Est. Added Sugars 16 g