This strawberry rhubarb cobbler is a delicious cobbler recipe made with fresh strawberries and rhubarb with a classic cobbler topping and then topped with a delicious brown sugar pecan crust topping that is absolutely amazing.
Strawberry rhubarb is a classic, sweet and tangy flavor combination that people have been using in pies and cobblers since time out of mind. I’m a particularly big fan because I love the way the tang of the rhubarb balances out the sweetness of the strawberries. Over the years, there’s no telling how many of these cobblers I’ve made, and although they’re absolutely delicious, after making the same thing over and over it can get boring. That’s why I love making this version that has a crispy, sweet crust on it. It adds so much flavor and texture while staying true to everything we love about classic desserts like this cobbler.
Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler
This delicious cobbler starts with a homemade strawberry rhubarb filling that’s super easy to make. Then, it’s topped with an equally simple AND delicious cobbler topping. Finally, I add a brown sugar pecan crust for even more flavor and crunch thanks to the chopped pecans. The entire thing is baked to perfection, and then it’s time to eat! This cobbler is sweet, tangy, delicious, and so easy to make, and everyone always comes back for more. It’s perfect!
Why You’ll Love This Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler
- It has the classic flavor combination fo strawberries and rhubarb in one delicious dessert.
- It’s easy to make and tastes delicious.
- The brown sugar pecan crust is insanely delicious and takes this cobbler recipe to a whole new level.
Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler Ingredients
The filling, topping, and crust for this recipe are all made with simple ingredients, most of which are probably in your kitchen right now. Anything you don’t have is just a quick trip to the grocery store away. And, the actual measurements are in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- Fresh strawberries
- Frozen rhubarb
- Lemon juice
- All-purpose flour
- Brown sugar
- Baking powder
- Chopped pecans
How to Make Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler
Making this cobbler is a very simple matter. All 3 parts are incredibly easy, and you’ll be all done in no time.
Step 1: Make the Strawberry Rhubarb Filling
Remove the stems and rinse the strawberries. Then, slice into quarters and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the thawed rhubarb to the bowl and top with sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Let stand for 5 minutes. Then, spray a 9×13 deep baking dish with nonstick spray and immediately pour the filling into it.
Step 2: Make the Cobbler Topping
Whisk the flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Then, cut cold butter into the mixture using a pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Finally, pour in the boiling water and stir until combined. Spoon the mixture over the strawberry rhubarb filling and spread it evenly over the filling.
Step 3: Make the Pecan Crust Topping
Combine the brown sugar, flour, pecans, and melted butter in a small bowl. Then, sprinkle the mixture over the cobbler topping.
Step 4: Bake
Bake uncovered for 50 to 55 minutes or until the topping is cooked through and is golden brown. Serve with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!
- Make sure to cut your strawberries into chunks not slices. If they are sliced, they basically will be mushy.
- When your cobbler is almost finished baking, begin checking for color as ovens vary. You want a nice, golden color. You don’t want dark brown. If it starts to get dark brown, lightly cover with aluminum foil.
- Spray your baking dish right before you add the filling. Otherwise, the spray can dribble down and pool over time.
- Cube your butter and keep it in the refrigerator until right before you’re ready to cut it into the flour. This gives your cobbler topping the best texture.
- Be sure you use a deep baking dish so that it holds everything easily and won’t dribble over the top.
- Use your favorite fruit to make any kind of cobbler filling you like.
- Add oats to the brown sugar pecan crust and use it on its own to make a crumble instead of a cobbler.
What to Serve with Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler
This delicious cobbler pairs very well with vanilla or strawberry ice cream. It’s also delicious with some whipped cream on top when served at room temperature. This rustic dessert is also an excellent dessert after a meal of beef, pork, or chicken.
Why does rhubarb go well with strawberries?
It’s all about balance. The sourness of the rhubarb makes an excellent counterpoint to the sweetness of the strawberries.
What does rhubarb taste like?
Rhubarb has an extremely tart flavor. When raw, it’s crunchy like celery, but it gets soft after is cooked and the sour flavor mellows a little. However, its tartness is so extreme that it’s almost always paired with sugar and/or fruit to balance out the sourness.
Is rhubarb an acquired taste?
Sort of. If you like sweet and tart flavors, you’ll like almost all rhubarb recipes, as this plant is almost always paired with a sweet counterpart to balance out its extreme tartness.
How long will leftover strawberry rhubarb cobbler last in the fridge?
You can store cobbler in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Can you freeze strawberry rhubarb cobbler?
Absolutely. You can freeze this cobbler for up to 3 months.
How to Store and Reheat Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler
Store this cobbler in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. For longer storage, freeze this cobbler for up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container.
To reheat the cobbler, place it in a baking dish and cover it with foil. Then, bake for 20 minutes at 350 until heated through.
Try this Delicious Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler Recipe Today
This strawberry rhubarb cobbler is as delicious as it is easy. You can’t beat that combo. With the sweet and tangy flavors of strawberries and rhubarb, a classic cobbler topping, and a sweet, crunchy brown sugar pecan crust, this is one cobbler that you have to make at least once. And when you do, you’ll find yourself making it again and again.
More Delicious Cobbler Recipes to Try
- Peach Cobbler with Pie Crust – A sweet cobbler made with homemade pie crust, peach filling, and topped with a cobbler topping. A great dessert for spring and summer.
- Mixed Berry Cobbler – An easy and delicious cobbler filled with blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and topped with a brown sugar pecan crust.
- Blueberry Cobbler Frozen Dessert – A quick and easy dessert recipe that is light, fluffy, and a no-bake cheesecake type of dessert that is made with fresh blueberries and graham cracker crumbs.
- And, this Pear Cobbler from Deliciously Seasoned. A delicious dessert that is loaded with juicy pears, cinnamon, and a crunchy cobbler topping.
Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler with Brown Sugar Pecan Crust
Strawberry Rhubarb Filling
- 16 ounce strawberries, quartered
- 16 ounce frozen rhubarb, thawed
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 stick butter, cut into small pieces
- 1/3 cup boiling water
Brown Sugar Pecan Crust Topping
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup all purpose flour
- ¾ cup chopped pecans
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 375° and spray a 9 x 13 deep baking dish, with a non-stick spray right before filling with strawberries and rhubarb mixture.
Strawberry Rhubarb Filling
- Remove stems and rinse strawberries. Cut into quarters and place in a large mixing bowl.
- Place rhubarb in a strainer and rinse with cold water to help thaw. Shake off excess liquid and add to the large bowl with the strawberries once thawed.
- Sprinkle with sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Pour strawberries rhubarb mixture 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 strawberry rhubarb filling 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.
- Serve warm topped with vanilla ice cream.
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Can I use fresh rhubarb in this recipe?
Great Grub, Delicious Treats
Yes, you can. I hope you enjoy this recipe.
How can I make this recipe without the rhubarb? I don’t like rhubarb.
Great Grub, Delicious Treats
Yes, you sure can. Just add 8-9 cups of strawberries. :)