Skillet Strawberry Cobbler.
I’m that girl.
You know. The one who eats alllll the cobbler topping? The one who leaves the soft and sometimes mushy fruit in the dish, then sticks it in the fridge for the next hopeful victim? THAT one.
Yeah. That’s me.
It’s rare that I even consider fruit for dessert, but when it’s caramelized and laced with sugar and topped with a fluffy pillow of buttery crust, it doesn’t take much convincing. I like it. I like it even better with ice cream. And fresh mint.
I know you probably haven’t noticed, but I’m a bit obsessive. Apparently it’s a Scorpio trait. I don’t know beans about astrology but according to my horoscopologist (read: my BFF), I am a Scorpio to a T.
So today I’m obsessed with strawberries, fresh mint, and vanilla bean ice cream that melts over a crunchy biscuit-like topping and soaks into the crust. Yesterday I was obsessed with cheese. Oh! And I’m really obsessed with these ice cream things I’ll tell you about later. Does this make it difficult for you to take me seriously? Probably.
Me thinks it would be a good idea to be obsessed with the treadmill.
Me also thinks that you should make this for the 4th of July. Use a cast iron skillet. It will make you feel all Southern and 1950s and stuff. It is the only cobbler topping I make these days. I’ve made it with strawberries and peaches, blackberries, and blueberries and strawberries. Festive right? Red and blue. Me thinks so.
Me thinks I’ll stop that now because that’s annoying.
Skillet Strawberry Cobblers
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 pints of strawberries
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 stick butter, softened and cut into cubes
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- vanilla ice cream for serving and fresh mint for garnish
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Slice strawberries – I slice a few in half, a few in quarters, and leave others whole for a variety. Toss with 1 tablespoon white sugar.
- Heat a large cast iron skillet (I’m sure an oven-safe skillet would be okay too, it just needs to be large) over medium heat. Wait for 5 minutes until the entire skillet is hot, then add 2 tablespoons butter. Add strawberries and cook for 5-6 minutes to soften.
- While strawberries are cooking, combine flour, baking soda and powder, salt and 1 tablespoon brown sugar in a bowl and mix. Add in cubed butter and mix with a fork or your fingers until the butter is in smaller crumbles and strewn throughout the mix. Make a well in the center and pour in buttermilk. Add vanilla extract and stir until mixture comes together.
- Turn off heat under strawberries. Spoon globs of dough on top of the strawberries, scattering them all around. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and drizzle over top of dough. Sprinkle remaining brown sugar on top. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes, then turn down heat to 375 and bake for 10-15 minutes more. Serve with vanilla ice cream and fresh mint.
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144 Comments on “Skillet Strawberry Cobbler.”
Me thinks this looks delicious! Me wants this for breakfast! :-)
Holy Yum. Will be making this soon!!!!
This looks amazing! I love how you make it in a cast iron skillet- feels even more rustic!
i’m totally that girl too…if we ever had cobbler together it would probably be wise to have our own separate skillets :)
This is amazeballs. Love the skillet idea!
If I make that for dessert, what will everyone else have?
I love anything made in a skillet. It makes me feel all rustic in my controlled 75 degree home with my plasma. I’m so rustic.
I am also that girl- cobbler wouldn’t stand a chance against me in my house ;) I have a whole bunch of strawberries I froze- I wonder if they’d taste as good as fresh in this…
I think they’d work! Just make sure they are thawed and dry.
I’m a fool for cobbler! Love this one dish dessert. Cast iron is where it’s at!
Btw, I’m a Scorpio too! I completely agree that we can become a bit obsessed, for example I’ve read this post like 5 times. Scary!
it looks good but like you said, i probably wouldn’t eat those strawberries. mushy brown fruit isn’t my thing :/
i’d rather have some sort of short cake or something where the strawberries stay cold and stuff… but the picture looks yummy :)
I love how it’s in a skillet, so cute! I’ll try making it with peaches instead, let you know how it turns out.
YUM. I’m obsessed with this recipe.
But! I have to add: take caution with cobblers in cast iron skillets – the cast-iron is highly reactive to acids in fruit, and while it’s not dangerous, it can and will dye your teeth a lovely shade of blue-black temporarily. I learned this at work – my coworkers and I walked around all afternoon with very attractive black teeth after getting too friendly with a cast-iron skillet cobbler from a photoshoot.
Totally worth it for an amazing skillet cobbler :)
Oh my gosh, I have never heard this! LOL! Thanks for sharing. :)
I actually made an apricot cobbler last night! posting it up soon….mixed the apricot with ginger and used a whole grain topping. def makes it soooo much more healthy ;) cos it makes up for the presence of the – ops – butter!
Apricot and ginger sounds delicious!
Hahaha…I ALWAYS eat the topping. Ryan gets mad at me about it– should’ve gotten there first, sucka!
I always get a kick out of your posts! Have a great weekend.
oh my gosh this looks amazing. I’m the girl who loves the fruity desserts. Crisps, cobblers and crumbles are my top picks. I’ve never made one in a skillet- drool
I need a cast iron skillet now. Like right now. And I need that dessert (or lets call it breakfast) on my table very soon.
Omg that looks SO GOOD! And the keep it simple, dont make too many dishes, keep it EASY type cook in me loves that it is a one pan special that goes from stovetop to oven.
And it makes me sad that someone SOLD my grandma’s cast iron skillets at her estate sale. In her honor, she would have LOVED this..she loved berries, big time! I need to get myself a cast iron skillet that’s quality!
I knew there was a reason I bought that 20lb cast iron skillet at TJ Maxx last week…. stars are alligning.
They are HEAVY! Funny story: about 2 weeks after we were married we went to complete our wedding registry and exchange/return items. We bought a cast iron skillet, came home, and I left everyone in the middle of the living room floor because I couldn’t deal with putting it away. Next morning, my husband wakes up and groggily walks downstairs and smashed his foot on the cast iron skillet. Oops.
It’s ok. I’m equally obsessive, and I’m a Leo! I’m currently obsessed with Ryan Reynolds, smoothies and cookies and cream ice cream. I’ll try to be a little more obsessive with strength training, but no guarantees…
Oooh I think I’m obsessed with all of those things too.
This looks wonderful, Jessica. Your photography gets more beautiful every day!
Fruit desserts are my favorite! Fruit pies or cobblers and I am in heaven!! This looks fantastic…as usual!
Don’t worry Jess, I’m that girl too. The crumbly topping is the best part! :-P
Yesssss I love cooking everything in my cast iron skillet. The ice cream melting on top is my food porn! :)
I bought my first cast iron skillet back in December at Crate & Barrel…. and it has been waiting for this day. :)
Ooh I love cobblers! And I am TOTALLY guilty of always picking that buttery crust off and leaving a mushy heap of berries in the fridge.
Haha the “me thinks” makes me think of pirates for some reason.
Me thinks I’m bookmarking this recipe!
I love cobbler topping as well. Don’t get me wrong, the fruit is great and all, but the topping has got to be good or it’s not worth it! Thanks for sharing,
Fruit cancels out all butter and sugar….right????
I’m that girl who eats all the top off the fruit too! And I’m a capricorn!
I LOVE my cast iron pan – it’s the best and makes me feel like I’m cooking in the frontier :) Best thing ever for pancakes, biscuits, cobblers, pastas…everything!
This looks awesome. and I want it for my birthday dessert tonight. Are you up for a weekend in VA? If you bring this, I’ll make sure to have bacon. Just because.
Happy birthday friend!!
This looks simply amaaazing. I love the cast iron skillet idea…execpt the comment I read about blue teeth…it might be worth it though.
What brand/where did you get your cast iron skillet? I’ve had the worst luck with cheap crappy ones and want something a little nicer.
Believe it or not, mine is actually Emeril’s brand! I got it at Macys in 2008 – it was the only cast iron skillet they had. I also have a cast iron grill pan. I am SO happy with them. I think I may have read/heard about his pots and pans not being high quality, but I really love mine. My mom actually uses a cast iron skillet that was my great aunt’s – it is over 50 years old. It is wonderful and she uses it 3-4 times a week!
Yes, so healthy, it’s okay to have more! :)
Mmmmmm, I LOVE cobblers! Especially for the buttery toppings.
All of your food always makes me wish you lived a whole lot closer to me… :)
We would have fun. ;)
Yes, yes we would! And I should probably clarify that I’d love for you to be closer not ONLY for your delicious food, but for you too. ;)
Me thinks this recipe looks delish, and I must get me one of those cast irons, PRONTO! ;P
This looks uh-MAY-zing! So… I don’t have a cast iron skillet, but I wonder if a cast iron dutch oven would work? That I have. Although I should invest in a cast iron skillet… hm….
Even though this has strawberries, it makes me think of my aunt’s apple cobbler. Nothing beats vanilla ice cream over a hot cobbler. It makes me think of Christmas time, but the 4th of July works too. No need to discriminate. I’m usually not a huge cobbler-loving girl, but there’s something about the way the ice cream melts. ME WANTS. Right now. For breakfast. (The “me” thing is contagious.)
Mmmm! I love cobbler! Well, I should say I love the top of cobbler! LOL!
I didn’t know that you could make a cobbler in a skillet! How neat!
Believe it or not, I’ve owned a cast iron skillet for almost two years now and have never used mine! Thinking it might be a good idea to get it broken in with this dessert.
OMG the ice cream melting over that cobbler is amazing! I’m totally with you on the randomly changing intense food cravings. I think I drive my boyfriend nuts sometimes haha.
I love desserts in cast iron skillets. Something about them makes it feel extra home-y. ;) Like you were in the kitchen in a sundress cooking with no shoes on. haha! You know what I mean. This looks like a great recipe, thank you for sharing!
I love anything in a cast iron skillet. I’ll be trying this. Thanks!
The crispy part of the cobbler is my favorite too :) Looks delicious!
MMM…the crunchy part is the best. Sounds perfect for the 4th!!
I also get obsessive. Like, majorly. And then I stock up like a crazy woman for fear the store will run out or I won’t have enough. Skinny Cow Caramel Clusters, Edy’s Coconut Bars, rum, Bally’s yoga pants from Sam’s Club, moisturizing spa socks, Big Sexy Hair POW! Powder Play, and Too Faced Eyeshadow palates are my current obsessions. As in…my house overfloweth with them.
My thinks my husband is gonna kill me.
Why have I never thought to make strawberry cobbler?? It looks absolutely delicious!
I seriously just came to your site to check and see if you had a good cobbler recipe…and then, BAM, you beat me to it. Naturally, I’m excited.
Cast iron is the only way to make cobbler! Excellent!
What a great idea! I love cooking things on the stove that you would normally put in the oven but I have never thought about cobblers! if i have a choice between fruit desserts or chocolate desserts I usually always go for chocolate..but I will have to try this out!
ahhh im SO that girl too. picks the topping off crumb cake, teh cookie dough pieces out of ice cream, licks the frosting off cupcakes…. I cant help it! Im not actually hungry, i just want to EAT! :P
this looks delish- and pretty easy too! :)