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Fresh Strawberry Cobbler

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Strawberry Cobbler is the ultimate spring and summer dish. This recipe is a family favorite that everyone loves to see on the table no matter if you’re serving it for a brunch, a snack, or even dessert.

Strawberry dessert with a couple servings out of it.

Fresh Strawberry Cobbler

This strawberry cobbler features fresh strawberries, thickened with sugar and cornstarch topped with sweet and crumbly biscuits served up bubbling hot with fresh whipped cream.

If you want a CAKE with fresh Strawberries in the batter try my Fresh Strawberry Cake! Or this Strawberry Pound Cake with its strawberry glaze swirl is fresh and delightful. Ok ok just one more dessert idea for you, the Fresh Strawberry Cobbler is easy and delicious!

fresh biscuit topped dessert in a pan with plates, forks and napkins.

Fruit Cobblers can be made in several ways

Typically cobblers are made in three different ways:

  1. biscuit topped-fruit cooked on the bottom and topped with sweetened (American style) biscuits
  2. fruit topped with a biscuit-y topping just crumbled over the top of everything
  3. the final style is made with a bottom and top crust with fruit in the middle, almost a pie but not as precise as a pie, if that makes sense

This Strawberry Cobbler is the biscuit topped style of a fruit cobbler. I love this kind of cobbler, like in my Rhubarb Cobbler, so delicious!

A serving of biscuit topped fruit dessert.

If you prefer the second style of cobbler you can crumble the biscuit mix over the top of the cooked strawberries before baking in the oven.

What do I need to make this Old Fashioned Strawberry Cobbler?

  • strawberries
  • corn starch
  • sugar
  • all-purpose flour
  • salt
  • butter
  • milk or buttermilk
  • baking powder
  • egg
  • lemon juice

A bite of fruit dessert with biscuit.

What size pan do I need?

Bake this strawberry cobbler in an 8X8 square pan. Or an 8-9 inch round pan. Or you can also use a 1 1/2 -2 quart baking dish. Any bigger pan that those sizes will make your strawberry layer too thin.

Can I use frozen strawberries in this cobbler?

You can. I have not done it but just simply substitute frozen sliced strawberries for the fresh sliced strawberries. Keep them frozen until ready to use. Measure them straight into the pan for best results.

Why is my cobbler runny?

This cobbler DOES get thick as it cools. When it’s fresh and hot the juices are flowing but as it cools it will thicken up. When fully cold the berries and juices will get thick.

Hot fresh strawberry cobbler.

Our other favorite summer desserts!

We love our fruity summer desserts, don’t you? Why not try these tasty fruit-filled desserts.

Sugar sprinkling on a top of the biscuits on the strawberry cobbler.
Pin graphic for strawberry dessert.
Yield: 9 servings

Old Fashioned Strawberry Cobbler

Strawberry dessert with a couple servings out of it.

This glorious old-fashioned cobbler is filled with fresh strawberries, topped with sweet biscuits, and baked to bubbling perfection!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


Strawberry Filling

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP cornstarch
  • 4 cups sliced strawberries

Biscuit Topping

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of sugar+2 TBSP sugar
  • 3 TBSP cold butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 TBSP buttermilk, or milk mixed with vinegar to make buttermilk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg


  1. preheat the oven to 400°
  2. mix the water, sugar, lemon juice, and corn starch together in a saucepan
  3. add the berries to the water, cook, and stir over medium-high heat until the mixture thickens
  4. cover and set aside to keep warm
  5. make the biscuits by mixing the flour, baking powder, and the 1/4 cup of sugar together, reserve the remaining 2 TBSP of sugar
  6. cut in the butter until it resembles crumbs
  7. mix the egg and milk together and pour into the flour-butter mix, stir until just combined
  8. pat the biscuit dough out on a clean counter, cut into 4-6 circles
  9. pour the warm strawberries into a 1 1/2 quart baking dish, or an 8x8 square pan
  10. place the biscuits on top of the fruit, pat out any remaining dough and cut out more biscuits if you can, place on top of the fruit
  11. sprinkle the biscuits with the remaining sugar
  12. bake for 20-25 minutes until the biscuits are browned and cooked underneath
  13. serve hot with whipped cream or ice cream

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 189Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 14mgSodium 157mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 2gSugar 20gProtein 4g

This nutrition information was calculated using a computer program, results may vary.

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Laura is on a mission to teach modern family oriented women how to make old-fashioned foods new again. A wife and mom of 3 boys, Laura understands the struggles of trying to serve a home-cooked meal each night. She provides recipes and cooking hacks for busy moms to create dishes they may think take more time or skill than they have to make. Read more...

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