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Strawberry Cobbler

Strawberry Cobbler with fresh strawberries and an easy make-your-own crust is the perfect way to showcase spring strawberries!

STrawberry Cobbler baked in a 9x13 dish.

My grandfather used to drive to Plant City, Florida, otherwise known as the Winter Strawberry Capital, to visit his sister and buy strawberry plants. While the Florida strawberries were ready in late winter, Papa’s strawberries would come in a few months later.

strawberries in a white bowl

I loved walking through the garden, digging my toes into the soft, brown earth, and picking huge, sweet strawberries, eating them right then and there, sticky juice dribbling down my chin and the front of my shirt. I probably didn’t have clothes that didn’t have strawberry stains.

Close up of fresh strawberries.

The garden is gone now, as is my grandfather, so I have to buy strawberries from the grocery store—at least until the Marietta Square Farmers’ Market opens in April. I love to eat the berries fresh, or make strawberry shortcake or slice them up with a little sugar and serve with vanilla ice cream.

Around this time of year I also make Strawberry Freezer Jam, which I will post in a few days. But one of my favorite dishes, and one that can be enjoyed year round if you freeze a few berries, is Strawberry Cobbler.

It’s just like my Southern Peach Cobbler or any other cobbler, and it’s simple and quick to put together. But the taste is anything but simple. Sweet strawberries mixed with crunchy crust and just enough syrupy juice to meld it all together—serve it piping hot or room temperature and add a little vanilla ice cream on the side. An easy dish with a big wow factor!

How to Make Strawberry Cobbler

Start with about 4 cups of sliced strawberries. Preheat your oven to 350° and melt the butter in a 13×9 inch baking dish or a 12-inch cast iron skillet.

While the butter’s melting, stir in a little sugar with some sliced strawberries to add a touch more sweetness. 

Mash the berries slightly to help release their rich juice and then set aside.

Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt, then add sugar and whisk it all together until well blended. Slowly stir in milk and vanilla extract and blend until you have a nice, smooth batter.

Whisking the batter for strawberry cobbler in a bowl.

Once the butter has fully melted, remove your dish from the oven and slowly pour the batter over the butter but do not stir.

Then gently spoon the strawberries and any accumulated juices over the mixture and DO NOT STIR.

Strawberries in the batter in a bowl.

It’s pretty, isn’t it? Now sprinkle a little brown sugar over the top and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour until golden brown.

You can serve this cobbler hot or room temperature with vanilla ice cream or homemade whipped cream. You can even stand at the stove and eat it yourself right from the dish when nobody’s looking…not that I would ever do that.

Strawberry Cobbler in a bowl with vanilla ice cream.

This recipe would work equally well with blackberries or blueberries. Enjoy!

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Strawberry Cobbler

Strawberry Cobbler

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

A quick and easy Southern crowd-pleaser made with fresh strawberries.

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 4 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Melt the butter in a 13x9 inch baking dish or 10-inch cast iron skillet. Stir in ¼ cup granulated sugar with the strawberries and set aside.
  3. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt, then add the remaining cup of granulated sugar and whisk until well blended. Slowly stir in the milk and vanilla extract.
  4. Once butter is melted, slowly pour in the batter over the butter but do not stir.
  5. Then gently spoon the strawberries and any accumulated juices over the mixture and DO NOT STIR.
  6. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the top then bake for 45 mins to one hour until golden brown. Serve hot or room temperature with vanilla ice cream.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 328Saturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 1gSugar: 37gProtein: 3g

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Andrea

Sunday 4th of May 2014

I just made this cobbler and it was AMAZING!!!!! thanks for sharing!!!

Lucy

Wednesday 14th of May 2014

Andrea,

I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Barbie

Thursday 16th of January 2014

I want to thank you for sharing this recipe. I've been married to a Southern boy for 44 years and out of the blue before New Year's he asked me if I could make some strawberry cobbler like his Mama used to make. He'd never mentioned it in 44 years and I've never eaten strawberry cobbler. His mom's been dead for 10 years - so not hope to get the recipe from her.

I found this recipe on your blog and made it for our New Year's dessert. Last week, he brought home another big box of gorgeous strawberries and so we had strawberry cobbler TWICE in less than a month. Sure glad one of my resolutions was losing weight!

Lucy

Saturday 18th of January 2014

Barbie, I'm so glad you let me know this. Love, love knowing that a recipe can bring back memories from long ago...although I sure can't compete with anything somebody's Mama used to make! Thanks for visiting In a Southern Kitchen. Hope you have a wonderful day.