Scrumptious Strawberry Cobbler

May 19, 2022
Fresh strawberries shine in this classic Southern Strawberry Cobbler.  Made with just five simple ingredients, this easy cobbler comes together in a flash!

Strawberry Cobbler Image

One of our family's absolute, absolute favorite treats is fresh-picked strawberries. Not just strawberries from the grocery store -- but strawberries freshly ripened and picked from the local fields.  When it comes to berries, there's just nothing better.

And then one of our favorites things to make with those juicy, ripe, fresh-picked strawberries is this scrumptious fresh strawberry cobbler. It's just sooo so good -- and so so easy.

Made with just five simple ingredients, this cobbler comes together in a flash!  All it takes is fresh strawberries and a few basic pantry staples.  You just can't beat a recipe like that.
Made with just five simple ingredients, this cobbler comes together in a flash! All it takes is fresh strawberries and a few basic pantry staples. You just can't beat a recipe like that.
The recipe for this simple strawberry cobbler is from a dear friend of mine who simply loves to cook. 

Not long ago, she let me borrow her desserts recipe folder.  And I, of course, was thrilled to look through it!  Because people's personal folders are the absolute best recipe collections, holding all their favorites, tried-and-true.

Tucked into the very bottom of a plastic sleeve in my friend's folder, hand-scribbled on a piece of old accountant's paper, with just the ingredients list and a couple of cryptic direction notes, was the recipe for this scrumptious strawberry cobbler. And I had to try it. -- Because anything cryptically scribbled on an old sheet of grab-whatever-you-have paper simply has to be good.

And, oh it is good, for sure. In fact, this Strawberry Cobbler may just be one of my absolute favorite ways to enjoy those fresh spring field-ripened strawberries we love so much.

Fresh Strawberry Cobbler with Serving Spoon Image

Fresh Strawberry Cobbler Ingredients:

It takes just 5 simple ingredients to make this totally-scrumptious fresh Strawberry Cobbler. To whip up a pan, you'll need:

  • Fresh strawberries - Fresh berries straight from the field are phenomenal, but strawberries from the grocery store are fabulous in this, too!

  • Granulated sugar - Used to sweeten both the berries and the cobbler batter.

  • Butter - Dotted on top of the sliced strawberries, butter adds nice richness to the cobbler.

  • Self-rising flour - If you don't have self-rising flour on hand, substitute 1 cup all-purpose flour + 1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder + 1/4 teaspoon salt, whisked together to combine.

  • Milk - Use whole or 2% milk for the best result; we do not recommend skim milk for this recipe.

How to Make Fresh Strawberry Cobbler:

To get all this scrumptious strawberry cobbler deliciousness started, simply thickly slice some fresh strawberries into a baking dish, and toss them with a bit of granulated sugar.

Next dot the cut strawberries all over with little pieces of softened butter.

Assembling Strawberry Cobbler in Baking Dish Image

Mix up a simple batter of self-rising flour, sugar, and milk and pour it over the sweetened berries.

Then pop the pan in the oven and give it a good bake until the cobbler is lightly golden-browned and the berries are juicy and bubbly. The batter will bake up in irregular shaped bits all cobbled together, just as it should be, with those wonderfully juicy berries poking up all through it.

Pouring Batter for Strawberry Cobbler Topping Image

So if you're a strawberry lover like our family, grab yourself some fresh strawberries and whup up a pan of scrumptious fresh strawberry cobbler. Believe us when we say, your taste buds will thank you in a huge way.

Just like I thank my dear friend in a huge way for this fabulously simple classic recipe.

You might also like these other tasty fruit desserts:

Pan of Baked Strawberry Cobbler Image
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Yield: 8-10 Servings

Scrumptious Strawberry Cobbler

Fresh strawberries shine in this classic Southern Strawberry Cobbler. Made with five simple ingredients, this easy cobbler comes together in a flash!
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 15 M


  • 1 pint fresh strawberries
  • 3 T. granulated sugar
  • 2 T. butter, softened
  • 1 c. self-rising flour
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 c. milk


How to cook Scrumptious Strawberry Cobbler

  1. Clean strawberries and slice into thick slices (for small berries, cut them in half). Place sliced strawberries in a 9x9-inch baking dish coated with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle sliced strawberries with the 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar, toss to coat with the sugar, and dot the berries with small pieces of the softened butter.
  2. In a bowl, mix the self-rising flour, 3/4 cups of granulated sugar, and milk until just combined (seriously, mix until the flour has just barely gotten all wet ~ if you mix it too much, the cobbler will turn out a tad rubbery). Pour batter over the strawberries.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour until lightly golden browned and the berries are bubbly.
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Easy Strawberry Cobbler ~ Fresh strawberries shine in this classic Southern Strawberry Cobbler. Made with five simple ingredients, this easy cobbler comes together in a flash!

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  1. Mmmm your cobbler looks wonderful! Fruit cobblers are one of my favorite things to make in the summertime! Yours looks absolutely delicious!!!

    1. Thank you so much, Maria. We love our cobblers, too. I love that this one is sooooo easy, yet still soooooo yummy.

  2. Looks delicious! If I don't have self-rising flour on hand, is there a combination of all-purpose flour and baking powder/soda I can use?

    1. Hi, Kate! Yes, you can 'make your own' self-rising flour. According to the source I looked at, for 1 cup of all-purpose flour, add 1 1/3 tsp. baking powder and 1/3 tsp. salt ... then you'll have a similar mix to self-rising flour. Here's the source I referenced ...

    2. Thank you! I have a fridge full of berries so this will be dessert tomorrow night!

  3. Strawberries are one of my favorite parts of Summer and your Strawberry Cobbler certainly does look scrumptious! Pinned ;) Thanks for sharing!

  4. This looks amazing and your pictures are great! I love the short ingredient list. I'm hopping over from the link party!

  5. I love strawberries and I love cobbler but for some goofy reason I never put the two together! I make a very similar recipe with peaches all summer long. This is a wonderful idea to get cobbler season going! Thank you. :)

  6. I can't wait to pick strawberries this summer. This cobbler looks incredible. So glad I was able to get your card at the blog conference!

  7. Looks wonderful! Stopping by from Thursdays Treasures~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  8. Yum!! We would love for you to share with our Kitchen Fun & Crafty Friday link party!:) Just put it up!

  9. Looks mouth-watering! YUUUMMMEEEEEEE!! Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck.

    1. Thanks so much for having me over for Weekend Potluck, Marsha!

  10. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. AND starting Wednesday June 4th I will be hosting a Wordless Wednesday link party. Hope you will join us!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  11. WoW! Looks so good and EASY!! I'm so glad we found your blog!! Thanks for linking up with us at One Sharendipity Place this weekend!

  12. Yummy! I always make a blueberry cobbler, this strawberry one looks so good! If you get a chance, please share this on my linky party:

  13. Oh my heavens! Nothing better than hand picking your own berries. This cobbler is so gorgeous! I just had to share it on FB! Thanks for linking up at Thursdays Treasures.

  14. Excellent Recipe. Not much better than fresh Lineberger's strawberries baked into a home made cobbler. Thanks Tracey.
    Don Wankel

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Don! Thank you for stopping by to let me know!

  15. Thanks Tracey this was so easy even I looked like a Domestic Godess ! And as you see Don Loved it !

  16. Wonderful post, I’ve enjoyed it very much. I hope you don’t mind that I’ve reposted it at my linky gallery “The Blog POST OFFICE”. It’s a Reverse Linkly. The gallery is a lovely place being filled with great blog posts like yours and other fab bloggers. Drop by, I hope you’ll enjoy the POST OFFICE too. If you place a backlink of “The POST OFFICE” with your post, you may be considered for the “First Class Post” award.

    Thank you, have a SUNNY day, Victoria Lavender

  17. YUM! Love the fresh strawberry dessert!

    Thanks for linking up to Super Sunday! Can't wait to see what you bring us next week!

  18. YUMMY! Would love to have you share your post at our Ladies Only Blog Share link party. Our theme this week is summer! Visiting from What's Shakin' hop!

  19. Look at you go! Being pinned like crazy. I pinned it myself. I like the way you explained it and it looks like something I could make because unlike you, the kitchen is not my playground! It is my husband's playground, though!

  20. My aunt would make a hot strawberry pie - have never been able to find the recipe but I think this would be very similar. I can not wait to make it! thanks for sharing! Looking forward to reading more on your blog!

  21. I would like to know if you have other fruit cobbler recipes that you can share. I look forward to your responses.


  22. Can you use frozen strawberries instead of fresh in the strawberry cobbler?

  23. Hi Tracey, this cobbler was delicious and so easy. My husband is a retired Marine, and we were married in Jacksonville, N.C. in 1978. We were married in the magistrate's office. Our son was also born in Jacksonville. We were stationed there again from 1987-1990. Our daughter was born in Beaufort, S.C. in 1982, when my husband was a Drill Instructor at Parris Island. We love the Carolinas; esp N.C.

  24. I tried it
    it taste really reaaaallly realllly yummy

  25. I love strawberries and I definitely found the right page. I found you at Nifty Thrifty Sunday link party.

  26. This sounds great, Pinned. I imagine this would be great with other berries too. Looking forward to trying.


  27. This looks like a delicious Strawberry Cobbler! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  28. This looks so nice!! I have pinned it for later xx

  29. I pinned this last night and made it this afternoon for family dinner. It was delicious.. everyone love it! Made just enough dough to strawberries ratio! No one had had strawberry cobbler before but all loved it! Thank you for sharing!

  30. I have a lot of frozen strawberries. Would they work with this recipe?

    1. Hello Patti, you could use those strawberries but it may change the texture to be less firm.


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