Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

Easy-to-make strawberry rhubarb cobbler! Strawberries, rhubarb, sugar, orange peel baked with a biscuit-like cobbler crust topping. Serve with whipped cream.

Bowl of Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler Topped With Whipped Cream

Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer

Several weeks ago, strawberries and rhubarb both began to show up in quantity at the store. Strawberry rhubarb pie is one of my favorite desserts on the planet. But it's a pie. And being a pie, it can take some work (especially if you use a homemade crust).

So I set my sights on a cobbler, which is much easier to make than a pie. My father and I have now gone through three iterations of versions of strawberry rhubarb cobbler in as many weeks.

The first one was too sweet and mushy, though mom loved it. The second one's crust was dry and tasteless.

This version, however, is just perfect.

Bowl of Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler Topped With Whipped Cream

Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer

A favorite from the recipe archives. First published 2006.

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 75 mins
Servings 6 servings

The cobbler as written is pretty tart; if you prefer a sweeter cobbler you may want to take up the sugar a notch, perhaps another 1/4 to 1/2 cup.


For the fruit mixture:

  • 4 1/2 cups rhubarb stalks (about 1 1/4 pounds or 560g) cut into 1-inch pieces (Trim outside stringy layer of large rhubarb stalks; make sure to trim away any and discard of the leaves which are poisonous; trim ends.)

  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries (1/2 pound or 225g), stemmed and sliced

  • 1/2 cup (100g) white sugar (1/4 cup to 1/2 cup more if you want the cobbler filling sweeter)

  • 2 tablespoons quick cooking tapioca

  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

For the cobbler crust:

  • 1 cup (130g) all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons, 57g) butter, cut into cubes

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten


  1. Toss the rhubarb and strawberries with sugar, tapioca, zest, let rest:

    In a bowl, mix the rhubarb and the strawberries with the sugar, tapioca, and orange zest.

    Let sit to macerate for 30 minutes to an hour.

    Rhubarb and Strawberries Tossed in Sugar and Zest

    Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer

  2. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  3. Make the biscuit topping:

    In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

    Use your (clean) hands to work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs, with pieces of butter no bigger than a pea.

    Stir in the milk and egg until just moistened (do not over-mix!).


    Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer


    Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer

  4. Put fruit in casserole, top with biscuit dough:

    Pour the strawberry rhubarb mixture into a 2-quart casserole dish. Drop the biscuit dough on top of the fruit, like cobblestones.

  5. Bake:

    Bake in a 350°F (175°C) oven for 35 minutes until cobbler crust is golden brown.

    Strawberry Rhubarb Filling Added to Casserole Dish Topped With the Cobbler Dough (Placed as Six Portions)

    Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer

    Baked Rhubarb and Strawberry Cobbler in a Casserole Dish

    Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer

    Serve with whipped cream (optional).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
289 Calories
9g Fat
49g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 289
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 256mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 33mg 166%
Calcium 178mg 14%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 384mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.