Farm Fresh Strawberry Cobbler (just like Gram’s)

It’s no secret that this pregnant lady has been craving strawberries- directly from the farm stand that is a 1/2 mile away from our house.  The only issue with wanting to eat these scrumptious strawberries all the time is that sometimes I need a change from my standard Strawberry Shortcake.  After going through my Gram’s Recipe Cards I found some cobbler recipes and some strawberry recipes as well, so I have come up with my own version. Enter a tried and true old fashioned recipe- Strawberry Cobbler!  Gram would be pleased with the way this turned out.

I first trim all the strawberries and throw them in a bowl.  I used 2 pints for this recipe.  I also keep the small strawberries whole and halve the larger ones.

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To the strawberries I add some honey, sugar, salt, cornstarch, flour and a little lemon juice.

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Stir gently until each strawberry is covered with this mixture.

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Now it’s time to make the topping! I first mixed flour, brown sugar, salt, baking powder and butter together until just blended.

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I then add boiling water and stir the dough together until it comes together in a ball.

Into a buttered baking dish goes the strawberries.  Spread them out evenly.  Then the cobbler topping gets placed on (I used my hands-it was easier that way) top of the strawberries.

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The last and final touch is sprinkling some sugar over the top before it is popped into the oven.

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The final result is a deliciously light and summery dessert.  Enjoy warm or cold- either way it satiated this pregnant ladies strawberry craving.

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Just Like Gram’s Strawberry Cobbler

TOTAL PREP TIME:  10-15 mins
TOTAL COOK TIME: 45 mins
MAKES: 8 servings 

Ingredients

Filling:

  • 2 Pints Strawberries
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp Flour
  • Juice of 1 Lemon

Topping:

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 stick Cold Unsalted Butter
  • 1/4 cup Boiling Water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Trim strawberries and cut in half (if the berries are small you can leave them whole)
  3. Add all strawberries to large bowl
  4. Add honey, sugar, salt, cornstarch, flour and lemon juice to berries and gently mix together until all berries have coating
  5. Pour berries into a buttered 9×13 baking dish
  6. In separate bowl add all topping ingredients except boiling water and mix until butter is combined (I used my KitchenAid, but you can use your hands or a pastry blender)
  7. Slowly add boiling water into topping mixture to incorporate
  8. Stir until the dough forms a ball
  9. Take topping and start placing over top of strawberries in baking dish.  You can either plop the mixture on with a spoon or place with your hands (I found using my hands was easier).  Make sure to spread topping gout over as many strawberries as you can.
  10. Sprinkle 1 1/2 tbsp of white sugar over the top of the cobbler
  11. Place baking dish on a baking sheet and put in preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes (the baking sheet will catch any mess that bubbles over- saving you from having a oven mess on your hands)
  12. Remove from oven and let set for at least 30 minutes
  13. Enjoy 🙂

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