Pop open your favorite bottle of Pinot Grigio because we’re getting fancy with Gluten Free Strawberry Crepes with Wine Chateau Sauce. These might look fancy but these elegant breakfast treats come together quickly with the help of one of my favorite pantry staples.
Skip the long lines and wait and make brunch at home. These crepes are just as elegant as they are easy.
I love brunch. When you brunch, it’s okay to have something a little sweet for breakfast. I love that it’s later in the morning and never rushed. I also love that if you’re having brunch it’s assumed there’s a fun beverage involved. These Gluten Free Strawberry Crepes with Wine Chateau Sauce are the ultimate brunch treat.
While the name may sound fancy and the idea of making crepes might be new to you, I am taking help from the pantry with these. For this recipe I am using my favorite crepe mix, Josie’s Best The Crepe.
If you can whip up pancake batter, you can make crepes. Using a reliable crepe mix such as Josie’s Best allows you to make the perfect crepe every time while having fun playing with the toppings and fillings.
I love Josie’s Best because not only is it certified Gluten Free, it’s also free of the top allergens such as tree nuts, dairy products, and soy. It’s easy to take these crepes in a savory direction, or sweet.
These decadent crepes get a double dose of luxurious toppings. A fresh strawberry sauce packed with juicy crimson berries is combined with a lightly sweet and tangy custard sauce accented with the bright kiss of Pinot Grigio. This is brunch after all!
Flipping Over Gluten Free Strawberry Crepes with Wine Chateau Sauce
Not only is this recipe easy, but the two different sauces that make these crepes so special can be prepared ahead of time. Let me walk you through it.
- There are only three simple ingredients in the strawberry sauce, fresh strawberries, sugar substitute, and the juice of one orange. Add them to your pot and cook for 15 minutes until the sauce is reduced and thickened. You can mash the strawberries while cooking to help break them down and give them texture.
- The Wine Chateau sauce is a three ingredient custard. All you need is Pinot Grigio, sugar, and egg yolks. You don’t need an expensive wine for this but you do want to choose one that you like.
- To begin your Wine Chateau sauce mix the egg yolks and sugar together until fully combined. Place your bowl over a pot of simmering water to create a double boiler. You don’t want the water to touch the bottom of the bowl. The steam created will help cook the sauce.
- Continue to whisk the entire time. As the eggs begin to foam add half of your wine. Continue to whisk. The sauce will thicken and lighten in color. Add the remaining wine. Cook for an additional five minutes.
- To prepare your crepes for Glute Free Strawberry Crepes with Wine Chateau Sauce, mix your crepes and prepare according to the package directions.
- Fold the crepes and top each one with the wine sauce and the strawberry sauce. I love to add additional fresh strawberries as well.
When you create a double boiler, it allows you to cook or melt something at a gentle heat without worry of over cooking it. This is useful for making custards, meringues, melting chocolate, etc. The best part is you don’t need any special tools.
Armed with a pot of simmering water and a glass bowl, you can easily create a double boiler at home. The key is to make sure the water never touches the bottom of the bowl. You want the steam created from the seal to do all of the work.
Making crepes is that easy! Make sure you check out my recipe for Gluten and Dairy Free Cannoli Crepes with Pistachios. Now open the bottle of Pinot Grigio and let’s get cooking!
Gluten Free Strawberry Crepes with Wine Chateau Sauce
- Sauce pan
- Double boiler
- Mixing Bowl
- Large skillet
- 4 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
- 1/2 cup sugar substitute
- 1 orange, juiced
Wine Chateau Sauce
- 4 egg yolks
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup Pinot Grigio
- Gluten Free crepe mix prepared according to package directions
- extra strawberries for serving
- Heat a medium sauce pan over medium-low heat. Add all of the ingredients.
- As the strawberry sauce cooks use a masher to smash the strawberries down some to desired texture. Allow to cook 15 minutes until thickened and reduced and the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
Wine Chateau Sauce
- Bring a pot filled half way with water to a boil and then turn down to a simmer.
- Whisk the egg yolks and sugar together until the sugar is mostly dissolved.
- Fit the bowl over the top of the simmering water creating a double boiler. You don't want the water to touch the bottom of the bowl.
- Continue to whisk until the egg mixture begins to get a little foamy.
- Add half of the wine and continue to whisk. Once the yolks have begun to thicken and have lightened in color add the remaining wine.
- Whisk for five more minutes. The sauce should be pale yellow and thickened.
- Prepare crepes according to package directions.
- To assemble, fold crepes. Top with the wine sauce and then the strawberry sauce. Add a sprinkle of fresh strawberries. Enjoy!