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Fresh Strawberry Cobbler

This glorious old-fashioned cobbler is filled with fresh strawberries, topped with sweet biscuits, and baked to bubbling perfection!
Strawberry dessert with a couple servings out of it.

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Strawberry Cobbler is the ultimate spring and summer dessert! This delicious recipe is a family favorite that everyone loves to see on the table no matter if you’re serving it for brunch, a snack, or even breakfast! Fire up the coffee pot it’s time for some warm cobbler and a cup of coffee, one of our favorite parts of summer!

Strawberry dessert with a couple servings out of it.

This strawberry cobbler features fresh juicy strawberries, thickened with sugar and cornstarch and topped with sweet and crumbly biscuits served up bubbling hot fresh out of the oven. And because it’s such an easy cobbler recipe you can make it anytime an easy dessert is needed!


You can! If you have missed the strawberry season or you prefer to EAT fresh fruit and bake with frozen berries then sliced frozen berries work perfectly. Typically in the grocery store, you can find sliced strawberries alongside whole frozen berries. Simply substitute frozen sliced strawberries for fresh sliced strawberries. Keep them frozen until ready to use. Measure them straight into the saucepan or best results.

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. Make this Strawberry Gallete for pie flavor without all the work! Ok ok just one more dessert idea for you, the strawberry dump cake is easy and delicious!

If you want strawberry cookies maybe try these Strawberry Shortbread Cookies!

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


Typically cobblers are made in three different ways:

  1. biscuit topped-fruit, this is fruit filling cooked on the bottom and topped with sweetened (American style) biscuits for the cobbler topping
  2. fruit cobbled with biscuit-y topping, this one is fruit cooked on the bottom with biscuit dough crumbled on top of it
  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! Here’s a Peach Cobbler with Bisquick topping, easy and delish!

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-a little bit of this gets sprinkled on top of the cobbler
  • all-purpose flour
  • salt
  • butter
  • milk or buttermilk
  • baking powder
  • egg
  • lemon juice
  • saucepan
  • medium bowl
  • 8×8 baking pan or a 10-inch cast-iron skillet
  • wooden spoon

A bite of fruit dessert with biscuit.


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.


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. So don’t worry if you think your fresh cobbler has too much liquid it will get thick.

Got leftover strawberry cobbler?

Leftovers can be kept covered with plastic wrap at room temperature for 1-2 days. If you want to keep it store it in the fridge.

Hot fresh strawberry cobbler.

Our other favorite summer Fruit 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.
Strawberry dessert with a couple servings out of it.

Old Fashioned Strawberry Cobbler

5 from 11 votes
This glorious old-fashioned cobbler is filled with fresh strawberries, topped with sweet biscuits, and baked to bubbling perfection!
Course: Dessert Recipes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 189kcal
Author: Laura
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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


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


Serving: 1g | Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 157mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g
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About Laura

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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