Baked Strawberry Cobbler

    1 hour 15 minutes

    This is a lovely dessert to make when strawberries are in season. It is very good when served warm with whipped cream.

    42 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 1/2 cup white sugar
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 1 cup (250ml) water
    • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
    • 2 tablespoons margarine
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 3/4 cup light thickened cream
    • 1/4 cup margarine
    • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Grease a 2 litre baking dish with margarine.
    2. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, cornflour, water and strawberries. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick and hot. Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish. Dot with 2 tablespoons margarine.
    3. In a bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Blend in the 3 tablespoons butter. Stir in cream. Mixture should be soft. When you spoon dough onto the berries, it will probably sink to the bottom. Just try to spread as well as you can. Don't worry, it comes out good.
    4. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven. When the cobbler is almost done, mix the 1/4 cup margarine and 1/4 cup brown sugar and heat them in a saucepan or in the microwave (whichever is easier for you). When the topping is heated, brush it on the top of the cobbler and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes.

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    DELICIOUS!! I shortened the amount of water after reading the reviews. OMG, this cobbler was a hit! The only change I made was LESS WATER. I started out with 1/4 cup of water, threw in the sugar, cornstarch and fresh strawberries. I kept the extra water near just in case. After it all came to a boil, I lowered the heat and let it sit stirring occasionally. It thickened up in no time so I threw out the rest of the water. I followed the rest of the recipe and the cobbler was gone within 10 minutes of serving it. My neighbor even took half of it home to share with his family because he loved it so much.  -  10 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This combination of your basic ingredients was deceptively wonderful. While making it I told my husband I didn't think it would taste very good because there was no spice (like cinnamon) in it, just flour, sugar, and butter... not even lemon! I was getting frustrated because the recipe wasn't specific in the cooking time of the berry sauce and I wasn't sure what consistency it should come out at. My sauce got to a point where it was bubbling, but no longer getting thick. I also wasn't sure exactly what "dot with margarine" meant. I ended up slicing bits of margargine up and dropping on top of the hot berry sauce... that was how I interpreted that term. I thought the batter was going to be the worst, but as my husband says: "the cake is what makes this recipe!" I think the texture of the cake was perfect and I really loved how that brown sugar and maragarine glaze came out. The fresh strawberries had a tonne of flavour, it was amazing! If you are planning on having some cobbbler left over, try not to over thicken the berry sauce... it reheats double as thick (tastes just as good though). In the end, I'd say I don't think there is much you can do to goof this one up. Thanks for this strawberry recipe which is now hubby's favourite cobbler!  -  19 Feb 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This would be less runny if the strawberries weren't cooked first and the water was omitted. Unlike other fruit cobblers, I don't cook strawberries on the stove but simply combine the raw berries with other filling ingredients in a baking dish, top with sweet biscuit dough, and bake. Easier and less pots to wash too!  -  19 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)