Homemade strawberry rhubarb cobbler is the perfect summer dessert. Tart and sweet with a crusty biscuit topping, this is delicious with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top!

strawberry rhubarb cobbler in a baking dish

There are some foods that pair naturally, like chocolate and peanut butter, salted caramel and strawberry and rhubarb. I think it’s because the sweet strawberries balance out the tartness of the rhubarb. Strawberry rhubarb cobbler is made for summer backyard get-togethers and makes a fine finish to a dinner of your favorite barbecue. This cobbler has minimal ingredients, so the fruit shines on its own with a crunch biscuit topping. And what’s the best way to serve it? Slightly warm with a scoop of some really good vanilla ice cream on the side to slowly melt together with the juices from the fruit. Delicious! You can use almost any firm fruit to make a cobbler such as my summer berry cobbler.

FAQ’s about making strawberry rhubarb cobbler

Can I make my cobbler ahead of time?

Yes, in fact it’s better to let the cobbler rest after baking so the juices can thicken as they cool.

What is a cobbler?

A dessert made with any kind of fruit and topped with a soft biscuit style dough.

Do I need to peel my rhubarb?

I just trim the ends and don’t peel. The rhubarb will soften up nicely as it cooks.

What’s the best way to reheat my cobbler?

If you are reheating a lot of it, you can place the dish back in a 400 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes. If it’s a single serving, in the microwave for 20-30 seconds is probably the easiest way.

a bowl of strawberry rhubarb cobbler with vanilla ice cream

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Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6
Author: foodnessgracious
Homemade cobbler with strawberries and rhubarb and topped with a crunchy golden biscuit.
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  • 4 cups fresh rhubarb, diced about 5-6 stalks
  • 3 cups strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ⅓ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp cold butter, diced
  • cup heavy cream
  • cup plain yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • extra sugar for sprinkling


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. You'll need a 1 quart oven safe baking dish.
  • In a large bowl combine the diced rhubarb, strawberries, sugar, cornstarch and vanilla.
  • Mix well until the sugar begins to dissolve and coat the fruit.
  • Transfer the fruit to the baking dish and spread out evenly.
  • In another large bowl combine the flour, baking powder and butter.
  • Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to break up the butter into smaller pieces.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour and add the cream, yogurt and egg.
  • Using your fingers, mix the ingredients until a loose dough forms.
  • Transfer to a floured work surface and gently pat into an 8 inch wide circle about 1 inch thick.
  • Using a 2 inch pastry cutter, cut out 8-9 circles of dough and place on top of the fruit.
  • Brush the dough with with the cream and sprinkle some sugar on top of each biscuit.
  • Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until the fruit is bubbling and the top is golden brown.
  • let rest for 30 minutes before serving warm with vanilla ice cream.