Strawberry Cobbler

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins

The filling for these berry cobblers is made with basic ingredients like fresh strawberries, cornstarch for thickness, sugar for sweetness, and a touch of lemon juice. It's transferred to a baking dish and topped with flaky biscuits for the ultimate summer dessert. It's a tart twist on the southern classic.


For the filling

  • 2 pounds strawberries, trimmed and quartered (6 cups)

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • cup cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

For the topping

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 ¾ teaspoons baking powder

  • ¾ teaspoon coarse salt

  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

  • 1 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing

  • Sanding sugar, for sprinkling, optional

  • Heavy cream or ice cream, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees with racks in middle and bottom. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place on bottom rack to catch any juices that might bubble over. Stir together berries, sugar, cornstarch, salt, and lemon juice. Transfer to a 2 1/2-quart baking dish.

  2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until the largest pieces are the size of small peas. Add cream, and use a fork to incorporate, stirring until a soft sticky dough forms. Dollop dough over filling, dividing evenly into 9 pieces. Brush with cream and sprinkle with sugar.

  3. Bake until biscuits are golden brown and filling is bubbling in the center, about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cool at least 1 hour before serving. Serve warm or room temperature with a scoop of ice cream or drizzled with heavy cream, if desired.

    Strawberry Cobbler
    Mike Krautter
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