Old Fashioned Strawberry Cobbler is a delicious southern dessert made with fresh strawberries. It has a crumbly topping that is sweet and perfect with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
I recently found a recipe in my grandma's recipe box for an old-fashioned fruit cobbler. And it's such a southern staple.
Some cobblers use biscuits, but the way my family in Texas has always made it is with a crumbly topping that is slightly cake-like.
The topping gets golden brown in the oven, and the fruit gets deliciously juicy. The strawberry cobbler is delicious to spoon out and then top with some ice cream. Such a delicious summer dessert.
So with a giant carton of strawberries in hand, I whipped up this fresh old-fashioned strawberry cobbler. So sweet and tasty. This recipe uses four cups of fruit, but if you like your cobbler with even more fruit, feel free to add another cup.
- Fresh strawberries
- Lemon juice
- Baking powder
What is cobbler?
A cobbler is a dessert made with baked fruit and topped with either a biscuit topping or a topping made from a batter. The fruit is baked under the topping and the dessert is served warm or hot.
Can you make the cobbler with other fruits?
Yes! One of my favorite versions of cobbler uses blackberries.
The tartness of the blackberries is delicious with the sweet topping. Peach cobbler and blueberry cobbler are also common versions to make.
How to serve:
I love serving my old-fashioned cobbler with ice cream. Typically vanilla ice cream that gets perfectly melted against the warm cobbler. So delicious anytime of the year, but especially in the summer months.
You can also serve with some fresh whipped cream. If making a peach cobbler, this cinnamon whipped cream would be a tasty pairing!
To add in additional flavors, you could also top with some fresh herbs like mint or basil.
How to make the strawberry cobbler:
This old-fashioned strawberry cobbler is so easy to make!
First preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Then, slice up your strawberries and add into an 8 by 11 baking dish.
Squeeze lemon juice over the top of the strawberries and stir to combine.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and egg. Stir to combine completely. It will resemble a crumbly powder.
Sprinkle the topping over the fruit, making sure to cover evenly.
Melt the butter, then pour over the topping.
Bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes until cooked through.
Scoop out and serve as desired.
Other desserts to love:
Fresh Strawberry Cobbler
- 4 cups sliced strawberries
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 cup flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 egg beaten
- 6 tablespoon melted butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place fruit in an 8 ½ x 11 baking dish. Sprinkle with the lemon juice and stir to combine.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and egg. Stir until it is like a coarse meal. You may need to knead a bit with your fingers to get it to this consistency. Add this over the fruit, like a topping, making sure to cover the fruit evenly.
- Drizzle the melted butter over the top.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes until baked through.
- Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.
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