“A rustic old-fashioned fresh strawberry cobbler made with simple ingredients. Featuring lots of strawberries and a fluffy crust.”

Watch me make this fresh strawberry cobbler from start to finish!

My husband got me a huge container of the sweetest strawberries ever! I immediately started thinking of ways to use them before they went bad.

We ate our fair share of fresh strawberries, made a few mixed berry fruit salads, froze some for smoothies, and, like always, made a fresh strawberry cobbler. 

I whipped out my hand-me-down oval baking dish (my husband’s grandmother’s) that I love and went to work!

There is just something magical about pulling a homemade cobbler made with fresh fruit out of the oven!  The sweet, syrupy juices are bubbling, and the smell of that golden buttery crust is heavenly! 

It beckons to be scooped into a bowl and served with vanilla ice cream! And that’s exactly what happened this week!

Mercy. It’s the pure simplicity that I love about this strawberry cobbler. No bells or whistles, just strawberries in a lightly sweetened, fluffy crust.

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What is a strawberry cobbler?

Cobblers are one of my favorite ways to use up fresh berries!  Cobblers get their name from their “cobbled” appearance due to dropping the fruit on top of the batter and the batter rising up around the fruit.  

Kinda like a cobble-stoned walkway. Or at least that’s what Wikipedia said. Either way,  I just love their rustic beauty!

This strawberry cobbler is the perfect Spring/Summer dessert. It consists of a fluffy, buttery crust and tons of hot, gooey strawberries baked right in.

If you like strawberry muffins or fluffy biscuits with fresh strawberry jam,  then you’ll adore this fresh strawberry cobbler.  It’s like both of those things combined!

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What I LOVE about this strawberry cobbler

  1. The simplicity. This strawberry cobbler uses simple baking ingredients that I always have on hand. It’s one of my go-to desserts for company because it’s so easy to scale. I can make a small for my family of four or a huge serving to feed a crowd.
  2. The ease. This recipe is so easy to throw together. It’s in the oven in minutes and creates such a delicious aroma while baking. 
  3. Fresh strawberries. This cobbler is a fantastic way to use up ripe strawberries. And yep, you can even use frozen strawberries if you let them thaw first.
  4. Delicious. Seriously, it disappears so fast!

Don’t forget the ice cream!

Strawberry cobbler and ice cream go hand-in-hand! This strawberry cobbler is very simplistic. It’s lightly sweetened, so the vanilla ice cream just takes it over the top without being too sweet! Frozen whipped topping is also good and gives a strawberry shortcake vibe.

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How To Make Easy Strawberry Cobbler Recipe

Gather Up These Ingredients

For The Strawberry Mixture

  • fresh strawberries, hulled and diced
  • granulated sugar

For The Cobbler Crust

  •  all-purpose flour
  •  baking powder
  •  salt
  • granulated sugar
  •  whole milk, warm
  •  vanilla extract
  • unsalted butter melted

Follow this Direction

  1. Preheat oven to 375. F. Grease a 1.8-liter baking dish. (my oval dish was 11 x 8½ x 2)
  2. In a medium bowl, add strawberries and sugar.
  3. Stir to coat strawberries in sugar and set aside.
  4. To make the crust, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl.
  5. Add in milk, vanilla extract, and melted butter.
  6. Stir gently, just until combined. (Do not overstir. A few lumps in the batter are fine)
  7. Pour batter evenly into the dish.
  8. Using a slotted spoon, spoon strawberries evenly on top of the batter, leaving extra syrup in the bowl.  Do NOT stir.
  9. Baked for 35-40 minutes on the middle rack or until golden brown. (you may need to adjust the time if using a different size dish)
  10. Remove from oven and let cobbler rest for 15 minutes so that all syrup can have a chance to absorb.
  11. Spoon into a bowl and top with vanilla ice cream if desired. 

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Strawberry Substitutions

This is such an easy cobbler recipe that’s simple to change up with different berries. Below are a few of my favorite berries besides strawberries to use in this cobbler recipe.

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Mixed berries
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Tips for making the BEST Strawberry Cobbler

  1. Don’t over-stir the batter. Cobbler batter is like a pancake or muffin batter; having a few lumps is preferred.
  2. Use firm, ripe strawberries. If you want the best strawberry cobbler use the best ingredients! It’s worth it! 
  3. Adding a splash of lemon juice to the strawberry-sugar mixture can help complement the flavor.
  4. Don’t stir in the strawberries. It may be tempting to swirl the strawberries into the batter but resist the urge. It’s best just to let them drop and land where they may. The crust will rise around it, creating a gorgeous cobbler.
  5. Use the correct pan size. If using a square pan, try to stick with an 8/9-inch pan. I love using my oval baking dish, which is an 8×11. If your dish is too large, the crust will be thin instead thick and fluffy.
  6. Let it rest. When you remove the cobbler from the oven, it will be very hot and bubbly. Let the cobbler rest for about 15 minutes to allow the syrup to settle down and for the cobbler to firm up.
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Common Strawberry Cobbler Questions

Can I use frozen strawberries? Yes, if you thaw them first. I prefer fresh strawberries for cobblers.

How do you store strawberry cobbler? Cover leftovers or place it in an airtight container and store in the fridge for 2-3 days. Cobbler can also be stored in the freezer and thawed before reheating.

Can I use other berries? Absolutely! See my recommendations above!

Why isn’t my cobbler done in the middle? If your cobbler isn’t done in the middle after 35-45 minutes, you can cover it with foil so it doesn’t get too brown and continue to bake until the batter is completely cooked in the middle.

Can I make this is a cast iron skillet? Absolutely!

Do I need to add cornstarch? No cornstarch is needed for this recipe.

Is strawberry cobbler healthy? Cobbler isn’t considered a healthy food; however, strawberries are. Strawberries are loaded with potassium, vitamin C, and fiber.

Can I double the crust recipe? Yes, you can, but you can also cut back on the strawberries if you prefer more crust to strawberries. I’d recommend that,  or maybe just making an additional 1/2 of the crust recipe.

Why is my crust heavy? Just like with quick bread and pancake batter, it’s super important not to overstir the batter. This activates the gluten in the flour, and it creates a very dense, gummy, and heavy crust. The batter should be a bit lumpy.

Why don’t you pour the butter into the pan instead of mixing it in the batter? I prefer the taste when the butter is mixed right into the batter. I find that some recipes that pour the butter in first cause the finished crust to take on a dense texture instead of being fluffy.

Want more delicious cobblers? Check these out!

Molten Chocolate Cobbler

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Blueberry Cobbler

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Blackberry Cobbler

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Get the Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Cobbler

4.44 from 613 ratings
Old-fashioned strawberry cobbler made with simple ingredients! Fluffy crust and lots of gooey strawberries!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4 people


Strawberry Mixture

  • 3 cups fresh ripe strawberries, hulled & diced
  • ½-¾ cup granulated sugar

Cobbler Crust

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk, warm (I used almond milk)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  • Preheat oven to 375. F. Grease a 1.8-liter casserole dish and set aside. (my oval baking dish was 11 x 8½ x2)
  • In a medium bowl, add strawberries and sugar, tossing until syrupy. Set aside.
    3 cups fresh ripe strawberries, ½-¾ cup granulated sugar
  • In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
    1 cup all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, ½ teaspoon sea salt, ½ cup granulated sugar
  • Add in milk, vanilla extract, and melted butter.
    1 cup whole milk, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Stir gently just until combined. (A few lumps are preferred, so don't over stir, or your crust will be dense instead of fluffy.)
  • Pour batter evenly into the prepared dish.
  • Using a slotted spoon, spoon strawberries evenly on top of the batter, leaving extra syrup in the bowl.  Do NOT stir.
  • Baked for 35-40 minutes on the middle rack or until golden brown. (may need to adjust time if using a different size dish)
  • Remove from oven and let cobbler rest for a few minutes.
  • Spoon into a bowl and top with vanilla ice cream if desired. 



Note: The fluffy cobbler crust is lightly sweetened since I use very ripe strawberries and serve this with vanilla ice cream. You can increase the sugar if desired if you prefer a sweeter crust.
Cuisine: American, southern
Course: cobbler, Dessert
Author: Divas Can Cook
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