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Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

skillet with strawberry rhubarb cobbler and a serving on a white plate

This easy strawberry rhubarb cobbler takes just 10 minutes to prepare and is the perfect summertime dessert. Sweet and tangy, this easy filling is then topped with a homemade drop biscuit topping and golden brown and bubbly!

Ingredients

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Strawberry Rhubarb Filling

  • Butter, for greasing the skillet
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped rhurbarb
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch

Biscuit Topping

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar, plus extra for topping
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2/3 cup whole milk, plus extra for topping
  • 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

Strawberry Rhubarb Filling

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚ and grease a 10" cast iron skillet with butter.
  2. Combine all of the remaining filling ingredients in the buttered skillet and toss gently to combine.

Biscuit Topping

  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine and to make sure there are no longer any lumps.
  2. Add cold butter pieces to the bowl with the dry ingredients and using a fork or a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it is evenly distributed throughout and about the size of small peas.
  3. Add in milk and vanilla and gently stir until the mixture just forms a dough.
  4. Drop the biscuit dough by the spoonful on top of the filling until it mostly covers the fruit.
  5. Brush the top of the biscuit dough with milk and sprinkle lightly with sugar.
  6. Bake the cobbler in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes until the filling is bubbly and the biscuits are golden brown. To help avoid any mess in the oven, place a baking sheet on the rack below the skillet to catch any accidental drips or bubble overs.
  7. Let the cobbler cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. Can be served hot or at room temperature.

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Notes

Variations:

  • Different fruit - Instead of strawberries and rhubarb, try raspberries, blueberries, cherries, or even a mix!
  • Dairy free - To make this dish dairy free, substitute the butter with your favorite plant based butter substitute and replace the milk with unsweetened dairy free milk.
  • Premade biscuits - If you aren't feeling up to making your own drop biscuits, your favorite premade refrigerated biscuit dough can be used instead.

Keywords: fruit cobbler, summer desserts, cast iron cooking, strawberry rhubarb