This incredible strawberry cobbler is loaded with chunks of fresh juicy, strawberries enrobed in a fluffy, buttery, vanilla cake. It’s super easy to make and THE best way to enjoy strawberries! A bowl of strawberry cobbler with ice cream

What is a cobbler?

A cobbler is a type of dessert that typically consists of a fruit filling that is topped with a dough or batter and baked until the topping is golden-brown. The fruit filling can be made with a variety of fruits, such as berries, peaches, apples, or cherries, and is usually sweetened with sugar. The topping is usually made with a biscuit dough or a thin cake batter similar to a pancake batter.  Cobblers are a popular dessert in the United States, especially in the southern region, and can be served warm or at room temperature with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Why this recipe is so great:

  • Easy to make – Simply toss the strawberries in some sugar. Prepare a one-bowl batter, spoon the strawberries on top, and bake. In less than an hour total, you’ve got a bubbling golden brown cobbler of your dreams!
  • Tastes amazing – With just a few simple ingredients put together, you’ll have this super fruity and jammy filling that’s bursting with pure strawberry flavor. The crust is soft and fluffy around the edges and moist in the middle, like a pudding cake.
  • Everyone will love it – This perfect summertime dessert is guaranteed to be a hit with kids and adults alike. It’s simple yet scrumptious. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and who can say no!

strawberry cobbler in a coral-colored pie plate

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • strawberries – fresh is preferred but you can use frozen if needed
  • granulated sugar
  • AP flour
  • baking powder & salt
  • milk – dairy or plant-based
  • vanilla extract
  • butter

How to make strawberry cobbler:

(the ingredient amounts are listed in the printable recipe card further below)

  1. In a medium bowl, toss the strawberries with some sugar. Set aside to macerate.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the warm milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Whisk together until just combined.
  3. Pour the batter into a buttered 9″ deep-dish pie plate. Spoon the macerated strawberries on top, leaving the juices behind. Do not stir.
  4. Bake at 375F for 35-40 minutes until bubbling and golden brown on top.

process shots of how to make strawberry cobbler

How to serve:

Best served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or dollop of whipped cream.

How to store:

Strawberry cobbler can be covered and stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.

FAQ:

Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh?

Yes, you can use frozen strawberries in this recipe. Just make sure to thaw them completely and drain off any excess liquid before tossing them with sugar.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the cobbler ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to two days. Just reheat it in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Can I use a different type of fruit instead of strawberries?

Yes, you can use other types of fruit, such as peaches, blueberries, or blackberries in this recipe.

Can I use a different type of flour?

You can use a gluten-free flour blend or a whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour if you prefer. However, the texture and flavor of the cobbler may be slightly different. A partially eaten bowl of strawberry cobbler with ice cream

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Strawberry Cobbler

  • Author: Lily Ernst
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This incredible strawberry cobbler is loaded with chunks of fresh juicy, strawberries enrobed in a fluffy, buttery, vanilla cake. It’s super easy to make and THE best way to enjoy strawberries!


Ingredients

Strawberry filling

  • 1 lb (3 cups) fresh strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters (see notes* if using frozen)
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar

Cobbler

  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (250ml) warm milk (microwave for 3045 seconds)
  • 4 tbsp (60ml) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Serving

  • vanilla ice cream or whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F and butter a 9″ deep-dish pie plate.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss the strawberries with the sugar until it starts to release some juice. Set aside to macerate.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the warm milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Whisk together until just combined. A few lumps are fine.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pie plate. Spoon the macerated strawberries on top, leaving the syrup behind (save the syrup for another use, see notes** for suggestions). Do not stir.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the strawberries are bubbling and the crust is golden brown on top. Let cool for a few minutes to thicken before serving.

Notes

Leftovers can be covered and stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.

*If using frozen strawberries – thaw and drain well before tossing in sugar.

**Syrup – save the strawberry syrup and add it to your orange juice, or lemonade, or pour it on top of ice cream.

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Recipe adapted from StrawberryPlants.org