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Moscato Strawberry Shortcakes

Good morning!

Did you know National Strawberry Day was last Wednesday? Neither did I. Sometimes I feel like it’s part of my job description to be “on it” with national food holidays but most of the time, let’s be honest, I totally miss the boat. Oops.

I developed this recipe for a brand I’m currently working with, Barefoot Wine! I love Barefoot because their wine is super affordable but doesn’t taste cheap. It just tastes good! Their Chardonnay has become my “go-to” dinner wine, while their Moscato is what I open for dessert. It’s slightly sweet and makes for a mean strawberry shortcake, if you ask me. This recipe is perfect for having friends over! I take a couple shortcuts along the way to make this dessert simple and easy.

What shortcuts do I take, you ask? You know those refrigerated biscuits that you just pull apart and bake? The ones we all secretly love but hate to admit it because of course we always make biscuits from scratch…right? Friends, let us never be too good for kitchen shortcuts. They can be lifesavers!!

So now that the shortcake part of the dessert is taken care of, all you have to worry about is creating a yummy strawberry sauce!

I mixed some juicy strawberries with Moscato wine, powdered sugar and a little lemon juice then let that simmer and bubble its way into a delicious thick strawberry sauce. Oh, how amazing my little kitchen smelled at that moment! I want to bottle up that scent and wear it everyday. Eau de strawberry shortcake.

I think it would sell, don’t you?

Moscato Strawberry Shortcakes

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Serves 6

ย Ingredients:

1 package refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (package of 6 or 8)

2 pint fresh strawberries, quartered

3 tbsp Barefoot Moscato wine

2-3 tbsp powdered sugar, depending on how sweet your berries are

juice of ยฝ lemon

for whipped cream—

1 pint heavy whipping cream, very cold

2 tbsp powdered sugar

1 tbsp Barefoot Moscato wine


Place the quartered strawberries with the Moscato wine in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the powdered sugar and lemon juice and stir well. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook for the next 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, bake the biscuits according to the package directions. Youโ€™ll need six of them. I like to use the large buttermilk biscuits for this.

When the biscuits are golden brown, remove from oven. Strawberry sauce should be nice and thick now — most of the strawberries should have broken down. Remove from heat. It will continue to thicken as it cools slightly.

Whip the cream with the powdered sugar and wine until soft peaks appear. To assemble the shortcakes, split a biscuit open. Spoon strawberry sauce on top of one half along with a big dollop of whipped cream. Top with other biscuit half and more whipped cream.

Serve immediately.


35 minutes

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  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    March 6, 2013 at 3:59 am

    The smell of the berries and the moscato – yes, I bet that was sooo delicious! I’d like to bottle that scent & wear it, too. This is beautiful, Jenna! Love the recipe & pics!

  • Bob
    March 6, 2013 at 4:17 am

    That looks absolutely delicious. Can’t wait for fresh strawberries to arrive,(May)
    I will definitely be making this recipe for sure.
    Thank you so much!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    March 6, 2013 at 4:19 am

    These look so tasty!! Yum!

  • Anne
    March 6, 2013 at 4:35 am

    I am so sick of making cookies and cakes for friends for dessert, these look perfect, simple, and pretty, I can’t wait to try them!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    March 6, 2013 at 4:46 am

    I had no idea about National Strawberry Day and figured it would be in the summer, not winter, but hey – we could all use more berries to make these cold months a little more happy, right? These are so cute!

  • Dana
    March 6, 2013 at 5:09 am


  • Amy Walters, aDESIGNdock
    March 6, 2013 at 5:16 am

    I’m most grateful for kitchen shortcuts like these! Wonderful recipe.

  • Gwen
    March 6, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Awww! California strawberries are large and beautiful but nothing beats the juicy deliciousness of a Plant City Strawberry from Florida! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  • Trey @ Dudes Cook Too
    March 6, 2013 at 5:25 am

    My wife and I have never been big drinkers, but we love this wine! It’s our favorite, and we always drink it on special occasions. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  • Abby @ The Frosted Vegan
    March 6, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Wine in my dessert, you are speaking my language girlfriend!

  • Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    March 6, 2013 at 5:45 am

    I can’t get enough of strawberries right now. So good on spinach salads but strawberry shortcake sounds divine too. My favorite time of year here in NH is when it’s berry season…only a few more months!

  • Lily
    March 6, 2013 at 5:47 am

    stunning photographs!!!

  • Lily
    March 6, 2013 at 5:47 am

    stunning photographs!!!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    March 6, 2013 at 6:09 am

    Bring on spring!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
    March 6, 2013 at 6:42 am

    I love shortcuts, especially in the form of biscuits! I’m getting so excited for strawberry season, it’s ridiculous. Have you ever attended a strawberry festival in NorCal? They have a popular one in Florida every year but I haven’t heard of one here yet. If you know of one, please share!

    • Sonia the Mexigarian
      March 6, 2013 at 8:09 am

      Two strawberry festivals I know of are in Oxnard (southern/central CA) sometime in May and in Watsonville (Monterey area) in August I think. I haven’t been to either but am marking the date for Watsonville ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sara @ fitcupcaker
    March 6, 2013 at 6:55 am

    these look delicious, I love strawberry shortcake for dessert when its warm out!

  • Deb @ Dietitian Debbie Dishes
    March 6, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Mmmm…. these make me long for spring!! I can’t wait for those beautiful, plump strawberries to show up at the farmers market again. Definitely pinning this for future reference! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
    March 6, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Oo yum, Moscato is one of the few white wines I actually like so I’m super excited about this shortcake. I also didn’t know it was strawberry day. I can only keep up with so many food holidays!

  • Makenzie Ann
    March 6, 2013 at 7:23 am

    YUM! These have spring written all over them ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kelsey @aslolife
    March 6, 2013 at 7:26 am

    oh man, those look to die for. I’ve never cooked with moscato before, definitely trying soon!

  • Maria
    March 6, 2013 at 7:42 am

    So pretty! I want to dive right in!

  • Sarah @ Yogi in Action
    March 6, 2013 at 7:53 am

    I love Barefoot wine Moscato wine! It’s so sweet but delicious.

    I definitely want to make this- though I might not be able to share…

  • joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    March 6, 2013 at 7:56 am

    This looks scrumptious! Love the vibrant color of those berries!

  • Sonia the Mexigarian
    March 6, 2013 at 8:08 am

    You had me at Moscato. Love the pictures. I love love love strawberries and shortcakes are my number one favorite way to have them. <3

  • Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit
    March 6, 2013 at 8:17 am

    I grew up on those biscuits. On the weekdays my family had cereal, but on the weekends, it was canned biscuits or cinnamon rolls, eggs, sausage, and all sorts of other breakfast deliciousness. Good memories. ๐Ÿ™‚ This dessert looks amazing and, like you said, the perfect dessert to bring over to a backyard bbq or whatever the occasion.

  • Carolyn
    March 6, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Looks delicious and I love me some strawberry shortcake. Too bad national strawberry day isn’t during strawberry season. Poor planning on the part of … who plans these things, anyway? Haha. I’ll have to try this out once strawberries actually taste good in Minnesota (very jealous of your Cali climate right now!)

  • Heather
    March 6, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I started a Christmas tradition with my husband this year of doing cinnamon buns and hot cocoa for breakfast on Christmas morning and I had full intentions of going full on from scratch, but it didn’t happen. They tasted better without all the work ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Emily @ Life on Food
    March 6, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I am dreaming of summer now. I won’t be waiting until then to try this. Very elegant!

  • Kim @ Soliloquy Of Foods & Such
    March 6, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Would it be wrong just to pour the Moscato over a bowl of sliced strawberries and eat it with a spoon? Just sayin’….

  • Kristen @ Smashed Garlic
    March 6, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Hello summer on a plate! I made moscato jelly two years ago and gave jars away as Christmas gifts, I can’t wait to try this. Great post ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lindsay
    March 6, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Great photo, this looks amazing!

  • Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian
    March 6, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I love the idea of a strawberry sauce made with Moscato. It seems like it would be the perfect wine for a recipe like this.

  • dixya @ food, pleasure, and health
    March 6, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    i dont mind taking short cuts at all, esp when you have to feed a large crowd. Premade biscuits always come handy. I can literally smell that strawberry infused moscato through your pictures. There are so many national food days- i cant keep up with it.

  • Caroline L.
    March 6, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    How did you possibly know that strawberry shortcake is my weak spot? This is incredible.

  • Charissa
    March 6, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Oh Lord!!!! I may never loose my granny panties if I indulge in that!! It looks delish!

  • Crystal
    March 6, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    This looks great and I can’t wait to try it! However, I think the frozen Pillsbury biscuits are about 1,000 times better than the refrigerated ones. I usually get the “Southern Style” but last time I was at the store I noticed they now have mini biscuits–only 80 calories each! I haven’t tried them yet, but I bet they are good!

  • Beth @ CraveableCleveland
    March 6, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Jenna, these look way too delish! And like a little taste of summer, which would be really nice right about now! I am dyyying over that first picture – BEAUtiful!!

  • Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    March 6, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Yum!! I’m loving strawberries right now. If I could actually consume alcohol right now (I’m pregnant), I’d be all over this!

  • The Mrs. @ Kitchen Doesn't Travel
    March 6, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    These look fantastic! If only I wasn’t allergic to strawberries…

  • Ashley@cupcakesncrunches
    March 6, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Oohh…you had me at moscato wine! This looks amazing!

  • Jane @ Not Plain So Jane
    March 6, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    These look so delicious!

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.
    March 6, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    I love Barefoot too! These look so pretty! Strawberries are just the best thing ever!

  • kelsey
    March 6, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    This looks awesome! I have an entire flat of strawberries from Costco that I need to use!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Susan
    March 7, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Made this last night! YUM! So delicious. We used Angel Food Cake instead of biscuits. Will definitely be making this again!

  • Lilly Sue
    March 7, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Oh my, I want one please! The strawberries look so beautiful…I always miss the food holidays as well. I didn’t know we had a holiday for every food though! lol

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    March 7, 2013 at 10:45 am

    The above photo is AMAZING.

  • Amanda
    March 7, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    That’s the most stunning photo I’ve seen in weeks. I’ve just eaten but I suddenly feel hungry again. I’m off now to get the ingredients.

  • Kaylie @ Skinny Muffin
    March 7, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    This is the most fabulous and delicious thing I have ever heard of.

  • Aislinn
    March 7, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    It is strawberry season in FL, y’all! I usually buy a big ol’ flat of strawberries in Plant City this month for $6-$8. I’m in Asia right now, but I go home for a visit at the end of the month and can’t WAIT to try this!

  • Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen
    March 9, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Oh yum, that looks so good! Strawberry and sweet wine shortcakes sound so delicious!

  • Tracy
    March 11, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Found your site from the drink recipes and am in heaven. This recipe sounds divine pairing my two favorites: strawberries and moscato. Must try soon!

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  • Try food lovers
    May 27, 2013 at 4:30 am

    I love strawberries. And this strawberry dessert looks superb yum <3 Will surely give it a try. Hey Food Lovers (like me), you should really give this one a try!

  • MJ
    May 22, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Barefoot has a RED MOSCATO too! I may have to try it with that one, as it’s my favorite Barefoot wine…

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