Fresh Strawberry Cobbler is a delightful and easy-to-make dessert that celebrates the sweet and juicy flavors of strawberries. With a tender, biscuit-like topping over a layer of warm, bubbly strawberries, this cobbler is a perfect treat for spring and summer gatherings, or whenever you want to make the most of strawberry season.
- 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
- ¾ cup granulated sugar, divided
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Optional: Ice cream or whipped cream for serving
Step 1: Preheat the Oven and Prepare Strawberries
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). In a large bowl, toss the halved strawberries with ¼ cup of the granulated sugar. Spread the sugared strawberries evenly in a 9-inch square baking dish or a similar sized round dish.
Step 2: Make the Batter
In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, the remaining ½ cup granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the melted butter, milk, and vanilla extract until just combined. The batter will be somewhat runny.
Step 3: Assemble the Cobbler
Pour the batter evenly over the strawberries in the baking dish. Do not mix. The batter will rise during baking to form a cake-like topping over the strawberries.
Step 4: Bake the Cobbler
Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Step 5: Serve
Let the cobbler cool for a few minutes before serving. It can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature. For an extra indulgent treat, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream on top.
- Choosing Strawberries: For the best flavor, use ripe and sweet strawberries. If your strawberries aren’t very sweet, you can adjust the amount of sugar used when tossing the strawberries.
- Storing Leftovers: Leftover strawberry cobbler can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven before serving.
- Variations: Feel free to add other berries or fruits to the strawberry layer for a mixed berry cobbler or experiment with different flavors like lemon zest in the batter for an added zing.
Fresh Strawberry Cobbler is a simple yet delicious dessert that’s perfect for showcasing the beauty of fresh strawberries. Its ease of preparation and comforting taste make it a fantastic choice for casual family dinners or special occasions alike. Enjoy the sweet and warm flavors of this delightful cobbler any time you’re in the mood for a berry-licious treat.