Can we agree that fruit isn’t dessert? It just isn’t. However, when mixed with some sugar and topped with a cake like topping, then it is dessert. Strawberries are IN right now and are affordable. I whipped this up one day when I saw some berries on sale. The toughest part of this recipe is chopping those berries. It is super easy and forgiving. Cobblers aren’t meant to be pretty because the red berries shine through anyway.
I made this cobbler in a two-quart dish and two small ramekins. Sometimes (read: almost all the time), I make a little ramekin side dessert for tasting purposes, especially if the dessert is going somewhere. I’d hate to serve a foul tasting dessert to a friend or family member. Not an issue with this recipe.
Strawberry Cobbler, serves 4-6
- 4 cups chopped strawberries (big hunks is fine)
- 1/3 cup sugar or a bit more/less depending on sweetness of your berries
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 1/3 cup AP flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 6 tablespoons salted butter, cold and cut into pieces
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- vanilla ice cream for serving
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a baking dish (2 quart round) with nonstick spray. Add the strawberries and sprinkle with the sugar and cornstarch. Toss gently, just until the berries are coated.
To make the topping, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Using a fork or your fingers, add the butter and incorporate it into the flour until small pieces and crumbs remain. Beat together the egg, milk, vinegar and vanilla extract. Add it into the dry ingredients and stir until a dough forms. Add spoonfuls of the dough all over the strawberries.
Bake the cobbler for 35 to 45 minutes, until it’s golden and cooked through.
Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream. If you can’t serve immediately, keep in the fridge. Before serving, warm it up in a 200 degree oven for about 20-30 minutes.
Two perfect little side dishes for tasting – one for me and one for the Mr.
I ended up not giving this dessert away but sharing it. You don’t want to forget the ice cream. It melts in with the berries and makes just the perfect summer dessert. This isn’t too sweet or heavy for a warm summer day. Enjoy!