Rhubarb-Raspberry Biscuit Cobblers


The tart-sweet balance found in both rhubarb and raspberry complement each other in this spring-inspired cobbler. Martha made this recipe on episode 509 of Martha Bakes.


  • 1 ½ pounds rhubarb, trimmed and cut diagonally into ¾-inch pieces

  • 2 pints (about 12 ounces) fresh raspberries

  • 1 ½ cups sugar

  • ¼ cup quick-cooking tapioca

  • Freshly grated zest and juice of 1/2 lemon

  • ½ teaspoon , plus a pinch coarse salt

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • cup cake flour (not self-rising)

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

  • ¾ cup plain yogurt

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons heavy cream

  • Creme fraiche, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees with rack in center. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment.

  2. In a large bowl, stir together rhubarb, raspberries, 1 1/4 cups sugar, tapioca, lemon juice, and a pinch salt. Let stand 15 minutes, stirring once or twice. Divide filling among six 10-ounce baking dishes, or pour into a 2 1/2-quart baking dish.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together both flours, remaining 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, lemon zest, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add yogurt, and stir with a fork until dough consistency resembles a thick cake batter.

  4. Using a large spoon, top filling with dollops of dough, leaving a 1-inch border. Brush dough with cream. Transfer baking dishes to prepared baking sheet. Bake, rotating sheet halfway through, until biscuits are golden-brown and juices are bubbling, 35 to 40 minutes. (If browning too quickly, cover loosely with aluminum foil during the last 15 minutes of baking.) Cool on a wire rack, at least 1 hour. Serve warm or at room temperature with a dollop of creme fraiche.

    Bryan Gardner
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