Easy Strawberry Cobbler Recipe

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This Easy Strawberry Cobbler recipe is simple to follow and only requires a few basic ingredients. It’s made with sweet strawberries baked in a soft, fluffy, buttery dough.

Top down view of scoops of strawberry cobbler on a white dish.

Easy Strawberry Cobbler with Fresh or Frozen Strawberries

This strawberry cobbler recipe  is one of my favorite desserts to whip up for a couple of reasons:

  1. It’s made with pantry ingredients! This makes it a great dessert option that everyone will love.
  2. You can use fresh or frozen strawberries. Maybe you’re trying to use fresh, in-season strawberries you have in your fridge or maybe you have a bag of frozen strawberries you haven’t touched. You can make this dessert either way!
  3. It can be served warm, cold, or at room temperature. And it’s good no matter what!

This recipe is so quick and simple to make and it creates the perfect decadent treat…especially served with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

How to Make Strawberry Cobbler

This strawberry cobbler recipe requires just 7 ingredients and comes together so quickly! 

Scroll to the recipe card below for ingredient amounts and full instructions.

  1. In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, milk, butter, and baking powder. Pour into a lightly greased baking dish.
Butter, sugar, and flour in a bowl.
Cobbler batter in a baking dish.
  1. In a separate bowl, mix together the strawberries and sugar, then carefully scoop into the batter.
  2. Bake at 375ºF until golden-brown, then serve.
Sugar and strawberries in a dish.
Strawberries layered over cobbler batter in a dish.

Tips and Notes

  • Fresh vs. frozen strawberries. I usually use fresh strawberries, but if you want to make your strawberry cobbler with frozen strawberries instead, those will work too!
  • If you do decide to use frozen strawberries, make sure you put them into the cobbler frozen. Otherwise, you’ll end up with watery cobbler.
  • Taste the berries ahead of time and adjust the sugar as needed. You may need more or less depending on the sweetness of the fruit.
  • Grease the baking dish. This helps prevent the dough from sticking or burning on the bottom.
  • Don’t stir the batter and strawberries together. Just place them gently on the top of the batter. It will rise up around them as it bakes.
  • If you don’t have granulated sugar, you can use light brown sugar in its place.

Variations

  • Use another fruit. Swap the strawberries out for blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries. You could also even do mixed berries if preferred!
  • Kick the strawberry flavor up a notch. If you’d like a more pronounced strawberry flavor, add ¼ cup of strawberry jam to the filling.
  • Add some citrus. Give your cobbler a subtle, tart citrus flavor by adding some lemon zest or juice to the filling.
Top down view of strawberry cobbler on a plate.

Storage and Reheating

Refrigerator: Leftover cobbler can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 to 3 days. Keep in mind that the longer it sits, the soggier the crust will get, so the sooner you enjoy it, the better!

Freezer: To freeze your cobbler, put it in an airtight container and place into a freezer bag or wrap the cooled baking dish tightly with plastic wrap and foil. Freeze for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to serve, thaw overnight in the fridge.

Is Cobbler the Same as a Crumble or Crisp?

Not quite. Both cobblers and crisps are made with a sweet, gooey, usually fruity filling. However, the difference is in the topping. 

Crisps are made with a streusel topping consisting of oats and sugar. Cobblers are made with a topping more similar to biscuit dough.

What is a Cobbler Crust Made Of?

Cobbler “crust” is more of a batter that bakes into a dough. It’s made with a mixture of flour, sugar, milk, butter, and baking powder. 

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Top down view of strawberry cobbler on a plate.

Strawberry Cobbler

4.8 from 10 votes
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Author: Kimberly
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • cup whole milk
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Strawberries

  • 3 cups strawberries, fresh, diced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F, and lightly grease a 2-quart or 11 x 8.5-inch baking dish.
  • Combine the flour, sugar, milk, butter, and baking powder. Pour the batter into the baking dish.
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1 cup granulated sugar
    ⅔ cup whole milk
    ½ cup unsalted butter
    1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Mix the strawberries and sugar together, and carefully scoop the berries over the batter.
    3 cups strawberries
    1 cup granulated sugar
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. See post for storage options.

Suggested Equipment

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 cup of cobbler. Actual calories will vary.
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.
*The original (printable) version of this recipe is located on our Retired Recipes page.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 394IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Kim and John Vargo of Berly’s Kitchen and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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7 Comments

  1. This cobbler seems to be super simple and delicious…would surely give it a try. It might come in handy for showing off my cooking skills (which I actually have very little) when guests come over : )…thanks

  2. Since I’ve just got a bushel of berries, this recipe rocks! I will be substituting the flour as my son is GF, but I can’t wait to make it for dessert tonight!

  3. Woah, I am totally going to make this over the weekend! I love love love strawberries and am always looking for ways to incorporate them into dessert

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