Need an easy old fashioned dessert perfect for spring and summer? Strawberry cobbler is easy to make, tastes great, and is a great dessert to make during strawberry season.
Strawberry cobbler has been a favorite dessert in our family for years. We love making strawberry cobbler during the spring and summer.
When I saw a recipe years ago in Paula Deen’s magazine for strawberry cobbler I knew I needed to try it.
I grew up picking and eating strawberries, yet I do not remember ever having a strawberry cobbler. We ate peach, blackberry, and other types of cobbler, but never strawberry.
However, once I tried strawberry cobbler it quickly become a favorite. I still make blackberry, blueberry, and other cobbler recipes, but strawberry cobbler is perfect for strawberry season.
I have adapted the recipe over the years, but it is the same basic idea.
What Is a Cobbler Exactly?
The answer to what exactly is a cobbler is kind of complicated. Some people will tell you that a cobbler has a biscuit topping while a crisp or crumble has a streusel topping, usually made with oats.
I think the answer to what is a cobbler is regional. In Oregon where I grew up, pretty much any dessert that was fruit with a crumb, streusel, or biscuit like topping was called a cobbler.
Most of the cobblers made on the west coast actually don’t have a biscuit like topping. They are usually made with more of a streusel or cake like topping.
The southern and eastern parts of the U.S. are known more for the biscuit like topping on a cobbler. But streusl toppings are popular as well.
The term cobbler has become a pretty general term for a fruit dessert with a cake, biscuit, or streusel topping. It doesn’t matter if you call them cobbler, crisps, or crumbles, they are a delicious dessert.
How To Make a Cobbler
Most cobblers, this recipe is quick and easy to make. Most cobblers have a bottom mixture of fruit and sugar. You then place the crumble streusal mixture on top and bake it.
Cobblers are best served warmed with a little ice cream, but feel free to eat it however you want to.
Can I Make It Gluten Free?
Yes you can make strawberry cobbler gluten free. I include the directions below. You use gluten free oats and a gluten free flour blend and you will have a delicious gluten free dessert.
When Is Strawberry Season?
California and Florida have a much longer strawberry season than most other parts of the U.S. For most areas of the U.S. May and June are prime Strawberry season.
In the southern part of the U.S you can find strawberries in late April and into May. In the more northern states strawberry season is usually June and can continue in early July.
Other Strawberry Recipes
Strawberry cobbler is a simple old fashioned dessert perfect for spring and summer.
- 2 1/2 – 3 lbs strawberries, sliced
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup quick cooking oats ( Use gluten free oats for gf version)
- 1/2 cup flour ( I used Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 gf blend and it worked great)
- 1/2 cup butter
- In a saucepan combine strawberries and regular sugar. Let sit for 30 minutes.
- After sitting 30 minutes, cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
- In a bowl combine cornstarch and water. Stir into berry mixture and bring to a boil.
- Boil 1 minute or until mixture is thickened.
- Spoon mixture into 8×8 or similar pan.
- In a bowl combine brown sugar, oats, and flour.
- Cut in butter to form a crumbly mixture.
- Spread evenly over strawberry mixture.
- Bake at 350 for 25-30.
- Best served warm with ice cream.
Originally published May 2010. Updated May 2019 and May 2021.
Phoebe @ GettingFreedom
Stumbled this! I’ve never heard of Strawberry Cobbler before! I have a bunch in my fridge that need to be used up, too.
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My Mother-in-love mentioned this recipe when she was reading her newest Paula Deen magazine. I am looking forward to trying it soon!
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YUMMMY! We just picked lots of strawberries and I made 2 differenet kinds of pies. This sounds so good. Just might give it a try…
Strawberry Cobbler is new to me.
It’s new to me. But I’m really glad you posted this recipe. I’m looking forward to making it when the strawberries are here are ripe in a few weeks.
Mmmm, this sounds yummy! We just went and picked fresh strawberries this morning!
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you know, I’ve never had strawberry cobbler either!! Thanks for posting this, I’m going to definitely give it a try! Sounds WONDERFUL!!
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This looks delish! I hope you’ll consider posting this at my blog where I have a vegetarian linky going on.
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I made Strawberry cobbler for the first time last year. My family loves it. I cannot wait to try your Paula recipe. Here is the recipe I use. It is unique because it has a crust. It came from recipezaar.com posted by ratherbeswimmin’ #28619
Fresh Strawberry Cobbler
Serves 8 1 1/2 hours/20 mins prep
1/4 cup butter or margine softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1.4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
3 cups fresh strawberries, cut in half length-wise
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter or margine, chilled
beat 1/4 cup softened butter at medium;gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, beat well.
Add egg & vanilla, beat well
Combine flour, baking powder, & salt;add to butter mixture alternately w/milk beginning & ending w/ flour mixture
spoon into 8 inch square dish
arrange strawberries on top, cut side down
Combine flour, sugar, butter w/ pastry blender until crumbly
Sprinkle over strawberries
Bake at 1 hour
Serve w/ ice cream or frozen yogrut
@Eileen, Thank you for sharing this recipe. There are so many different types of cobblers out there, and this looks like a good one. Thanks.
Wow! I’ve never had Strawberry Cobbler, it looks sooooooo good. I’m trying this for sure. thanks for sharing and Happy Foodie Friday!
Mrs. Jen B
Nope, never heard of it – but it looks and sounds utterly awesome!! I just love cobbler! That Paula – she doesn’t disappoint!
Thanks for sharing this tempting treat @ Foodie Friday!
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I’ve never heard of it either! We don’t have strawberries up here until a bit later & we always go picking so I’ll have to bookmark this and try it!
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I have this in the oven now can’t wait to eat it!! I mean share it. ;o)
@Christy, I hope you enjoy it!
How in the world did I miss this? This looks amazing Lynn!
I’ve been eyeing Paula’s magazine at Wally World lately, guess I need to buy it.
Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Thanks for sharing this! I purchased a 2 lb. basket of strawberries on sale so I just googled “strawberry cobbler” to see if there was such a thing. Sure enough – I found your recipe with oats (didn’t want a pie crust type cobbler). It’s in the oven now and I can’t wait to try it! I actually made two smaller versions since it’s only me and my husband and I’m freezing one – we’ll see if there’s a taste difference. Thanks again 🙂
@Aleah, I hope you enjoy this! I need to make it again. My family loved it.
Wow, I have never heard of strawberry cobbler. I just brought some fresh ones home from the store and I have to try this! I just wonder if I can use Splenda in place of the sugar. Would anyone happen to know??
Thanks so much!
jen @ onecurlyfry
This looks absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing.
Made this Memorial Day, found it a little too sweet so next time I’ll be adding less sugar! Made a few changes and added it to my blog, sending them here to check out the original of course.
Fantastic recipe and will be making it again and again.
Wow! Strawberry Cobbler sounds yummy. Obviously, fresh strawberries would be best, but I am wondering whether frozen strawberries would work, too. I have a huge bag (Costco) of plain, not sugared, frozen strawberries. Any thoughts?
I have made it with fresh strawberries, but it the texture is a little different. And you do need to add a little extra cornstarch to help thicken it more since frozen berries tend to have a little more water in them.
I made this this weekend. IT IS GONE! Loved it and thanks for sharing 🙂
This is in the oven now and while it smells delicious, I would recommend a pan bigger than 8×8 for future bakers, as it has dripped all over my oven now. Should’ve put a baking sheet under it, but I was being lazy and took a bad risk. Otherwise, the recipe seems great! Will update when I get to try some.
Update: it was delicious! And a huge hit. I’ll definitely be making it again in a larger pan. Thank you for the great recipe!