There is just nothing better than biting into this warm, juicy, fresh strawberry cobbler recipe with a homemade brown sugar pecan crust topping, and you’ve got a dessert that will be requested over and over again. This delicious cobbler is mouthwatering and absolutely scrumptious.
Cobbler is a classic dessert recipe that we all love. Whether you grew up in the deep south or the far north, chances are that you’re a cobbler lover. It’s a national treasure if you ask me. I’ve been making cobblers of all kinds for almost as long as I’ve been cooking, and I can’t think of a time when anyone ever turned it down. As delicious as cobbler is, though, after a while even our most beloved recipes can get boring. That’s why I love making my brown sugar pecan crust variation. It’s a great twist on a classic that requires almost no extra effort which makes it a super easy and extra special dessert perfect for weeknight desserts, potlucks, or parties.
Strawberry Cobbler Recipe
This delicious sweet cobbler starts with an easy strawberry filling that requires no stovetop cooking. Then, I top it with the classic cobbler batter that we all know and love. Finally, I finish it off with a sweet and crunchy brown sugar pecan mixture. Then, I bake the whole thing to golden brown perfection. What I end up with is a cobbler full of classic flavors along with an extra kick of sweetness and crunch thanks to the brown sugar pecan topping. It’s the best cobbler you’ll ever make!
Why You’ll Love This Strawberry Cobbler Recipe
- It’s made with fresh strawberries with a cobbler dough and brown sugar pecan crust topping.
- Every bite is full of fresh, juicy strawberries, a hint of lemon, and sweet and crunchy brown sugar and pecans.
- It’s easy to make and the brown sugar pecan topping is perfect for all kinds of cobblers. It works with all your favorite summer berries!
Strawberry Cobbler Recipe Ingredients
You’ll only need some simple baking ingredients to make this recipe. You probably have most of the ingredients in your kitchen right now, and the ones you don’t are easily found at your local grocery store. The actual measurements are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Fresh strawberries
- Lemon juice
- Zest from one lemon
- All-purpose flour
- Brown sugar
- Baking powder
- Brown sugar
- Chopped pecans
How to Make Strawberry Cobbler Recipe with Brown Sugar Pecan Crust
It’s not any more difficult to make this cobbler than a classic cobbler. The brown sugar pecan topping is made in just a couple of minutes, and outside of that, it’s a classic cobbler recipe.
Step 1: Prep
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Step 2: Make the Strawberry Filling
Remove the stems, rinse, and wash the strawberries. Then cut them into quarters and place them in a large bowl. Add sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and cornstarch. Then, stir and let sit for at least 5 minutes. Spray a 9×13 deep baking dish or 3-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and pour the strawberry filling into it immediately.
Step 3: Make the Cobbler Topping
Whisk the flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Then, cut cold butter into the mixture with a fork or pastry cutter until crumbly. Finally, pour boiling water into the mixture and stir until combined. Spoon the mixture over the strawberry filling and spread it evenly to cover the fruit completely.
Step 4: Make the Brown Sugar Pecan Crust
Combine the brown sugar, flour, pecans, and melted butter in a small bowl. Then, sprinkle the mixture over the cobbler topping.
Step 5: Bake
Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes until the topping is cooked thoroughly and has started to brown. Enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
- Cube your butter and leave it in the refrigerator until ready to mix it into the flour. The colder the butter, the better the batter.
- Spray the baking dish with nonstick spray immediately before adding the strawberry mixture and no sooner. This ensures that the spray doesn’t pool while you’re working.
- Be sure to use a deep baking dish to avoid any overflow.
- Cover the top loosely with aluminum foil if the crust start to brown too much before it’s finished baking.
- Substitute any of your favorite berries for the strawberries.
- You can add oats to the brown sugar pecan crust to create a crumble topping variation.
- Chopped walnuts work well in place of pecans.
What to Serve with Warm Strawberry Cobbler
This cobbler is perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or, if served slightly warm, a dollop of whipped cream. It’s also delicious with a big glass of ice-cold milk or a cup of coffee or tea. This classic dessert is also the perfect dessert after classic Americana meals like:
- Grilled dishes
- Baked chicken or pork
Why is it called cobbler?
Cobbler gets its name from the texture that the topping generally has after being baked. The cracked, nobby topping resembles cobbled streets.
What is cobbler crust made of?
Rather than a pie crust, cobbler has a topping that’s a bit more like biscuit dough than pie dough. It’s generally a simple recipe than pie dough.
Should strawberry cobbler be refrigerated?
All cobblers, regardless of their filling, should be refrigerated for freshness and safety.
What’s the difference between a crumble and a cobbler?
Both crumbles and cobblers are made with very similar if not identical filling ingredients. However, a crumble is topped with a streusel topping that often contains oats. A cobbler, on the other hand, is topped with a batter similar to biscuit topping.
Can you freeze leftover strawberry cobbler?
Absolutely. Cobbler freezes very well and will last for up to 3 months in the freezer.
How to Store Leftover Strawberry Cobbler
Refrigerate this cobbler in an airtight container for up to 3 days. For longer storage, freeze it for up to 3 months in an airtight, freeze-safe container.
To reheat, place the cobbler in a baking dish, cover it, and bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through.
Try This Easy Strawberry Cobbler Recipe with Brown Sugar Pecan Crust Today
This strawberry cobbler recipe features a sweet strawberry filling, classic cobbler topping, and a crust made with brown sugar and pecans. It’s a delicious cobbler variation that’s super easy to make and absolutely delicious. Serve this up to family and friends and watch them all come back for more! Once you try this recipe, I know you’ll put it in your permanent dessert recipe rotation.
More Delicious Strawberry Recipes You’ll Enjoy
Strawberry Lemonade Cream Cheese Poke Cake – This delicious strawberry cake, topped with the popular Cream Cheese Lemonade Pie filling, and a cool whip topping, is a refreshing dessert that tastes incredible and is a family favorite summer dessert recipe.
Strawberry Pretzel Dessert – An easy, delicious and favorite summertime treat, this sweet and salty dessert is made with a sweet cream cheese mixture and topped with strawberry pie filling and fresh strawberries all on top of a pretzel crust. So good!
Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake – A rich and creamy, homemade cheesecake recipe made with a fresh strawberry swirl and baked to perfection. Mouthwatering and easy to make, this will be requested over and over again, it’s that good.
Stuffed Strawberries, from Deliciously Seasoned, is an easy and refreshing summertime dessert or snack made with homemade whipped cream and drizzled with melted chocolate.
Strawberry Cobbler Recipe with Brown Sugar Pecan Crust Topping
- Preheat the oven to 375° and spray a 9 x 13 deep baking dish, or 3 quart baking dish, with a non-stick spray right before filling with strawberry mixture.
- Remove stems and rinse. Cut strawberries into quarters and place in a large mixing bowl..
- Sprinkle with sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Pour strawberries into the prepared baking dish.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and salt together.
- Using a pastry blender, or a fork, mix butter into flour mixture until crumbly.
- Pour boiling water into the flour mixture and stir until combined.
- Spoon mixture over strawberries and spread gently making sure to cover the fruit completely.
Brown Sugar Pecan Crust Topping
- In a small bowl, stir brown sugar, flour, pecans and melted butter together until combined.
- Sprinkle brown sugar pecan topping over the cobbler topping.
- Bake uncovered for 50-55 minutes or until the topping is cooked thoroughly and has started to brown. *Lightly cover with aluminum foil if it starts to brown too much.
- Serve warm topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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