Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

The best of spring and summer collide in this homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler! A super simple dessert consisting of tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries with hints of lavender and vanilla baked in a crisp yet soft pillowy cake. Serves 8 to 10 depending.

Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

Every spring I patiently wait to harvest my Rhubarb plant.

And last week was that week! I was planting flowers nearby and decided it was time to pull most of the ruby red stalks. By most I mean I ended up having roughly 8 pounds of rhubarb. I gave some away to friends but kept majority of it because I had plans.

The first thing I made was this strawberry rhubarb cobbler.

Most might think of a cobbler as a dessert consisting of a fruit bottom with a drop biscuit type top. However I have always made my cobbler desserts differently. I start by adding melted butter to a baking dish, top that with a simple cake batter, spoon desired fruit mixture over top and while in the oven, the cake bakes up through the fruit creating a perfectly imperfect dessert.

Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

And I don’t plan to make it any other way. 

Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler ingredients

To Make This Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler You Will Need:

  • unsalted butterAdds richness and flavor.
  • unbleached all-purpose flourThe base for the cobbler batter.
  • granulated (white) sugarUsed for sweetening and drawing out the fruits natural juices.
  • baking powderWill create lightness in the cobbler batter, which makes it rise.
  • fine saltYou can use sea salt or pink himalayan.
  • half & halfWhich is simply equal parts heavy cream and whole milk. However whole milk can be substituted.
  • rhubarbA springtime vegetable commonly used in fruit dessert recipes. It has a strong tart flavor.
  • strawberriesTry to use locally grown or organic for the best flavor.
  • fresh lemon juiceIncreases the acidity of the mixture.This plus sugar thins cell membranes so the juices can flow more easily, while the fruit still remains solid.
  • lavender (culinary safe)Adds incredible floral notes that pair really well with strawberries and rhubarb.
  • vanilla extractAdds warmth and enhances all of the other flavors in this recipe.
  • whipped cream or ice creamFor serving.

pouring melted butter into 9x13

Preheat your oven to 375°.

Pour 1/2 cup (1 stick or 8 tablespoons) melted butter into a 9×13 oven safe baking dish.

tilt the pan to spread the butter evenly

Tip the pan slightly to coat the bottom.

cobbler dry ingredients in bowl

In a mixing bowl, measure and add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder and 1/8 teaspoon fine salt.

whisked dry ingredients adding milk

Whisk to combine and pour in 1 cup half & half or use whole milk.

whisk to combine

Whisk until incorporated.

pour batter into pan with butter. Do not stir

Pour batter into the baking dish with the butter.

Do not spread the batter or mix it into the butter.

Set this off to the side.

rhubarb and sugar in a saucepan

In a large sauce pan add 1 pound (or roughly 3 cups) chopped rhubarb and 1 cup sugar.

squeeze in the juice of 1 lemon

Squeeze in the juice from 1 lemon (about 4 tablespoons).

stir and heat

Mix and bring to a boil on high heat, stirring often to dissolve the sugar and bring out the rhubarbs natural juices.

Once boiling remove off of heat

Once boiling, remove the pan off of the heat.

add strawberries, lavender and vanilla

Add in 1 pound trimmed and halved strawberries, 1/2 teaspoon (culinary safe) lavender and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla.

Stir to combine

Gently toss to combine

Spoon strawberry rhubarb mixture over batter and butter

Spoon this fruit mixture over top of the batter and melted butter.

cover it as evenly as possible and bake

Bake this as is on the middle rack of your preheated oven for 40 minutes, rotate the pan halfway through to ensure even baking and browning.

baked Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

Remove and let cool 10 to 15 minutes or until just warm.

Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

Serve straight out of the pan with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream on top!

Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

The perfect balance of sweet and tart, tender fruit with slightly crisp cobbler. I personally love the subtle floral notes and vanilla though – SO GOOD! And I think you’re going to love this one as well!

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Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

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Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

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Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

The best of spring and summer collide in this homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler! A super simple dessert consisting of tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries with hints of lavender and vanilla baked in a crisp yet soft pillowy cake. Serves 8 to 10 depending.
Course Desserts & Sweet Treats
Cuisine American
Keyword baking, cobbler, dessert, rhubarb, spring dessert, strawberry, summer dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 423kcal
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated (white) sugar divided
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 cup half & half or substitute with whole milk
  • 1 pound rhubarb cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 medium lemon juiced
  • 1 pound strawberries leaves removed and fruit halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lavender

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375°.
  • Pour melted butter into a 9×13 oven safe baking dish. Tip the pan slightly to coat the bottom.
  • In a mixing bowl, measure and add flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder and fine salt. Whisk to combine.
  • Pour in half & half (or whole milk). Switch to a rubber spatula and mix until just combined.

    Pour batter into the baking dish with the butter. Do not spread the batter or mix it into the butter. Set this off to the side.

  • In a large sauce pan add the chopped rhubarb, sugar and lemon juice. Mix and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, remove from the heat and add strawberries, lavender and vanilla. Toss gently to incorporate.
  • Spoon this fruit mixture over top of the batter and melted butter.
  • Bake on the middle rack of your preheated oven for 40 minutes, rotate the pan halfway through to ensure even baking and browning.
  • Remove and let cool 10 to 15 minutes or until just warm.
  • Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 528IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 1mg