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Strawberry Shortcake Skillet Cobbler

Driscoll’s Berries contacted me recently to see if I’d like to explore the idea of coming up with a unique recipe for strawberry shortcake.  Since this is a product that I buy at my market often, and since I love strawberries more than any other berry option, I was totally and completely on board for this task.  I shared a story with Driscoll’s about my background with strawberry shortcake, and I created a recipe that was a takeoff from something that my grandmother used to make me:  Strawberry Shortcake Skillet Cobbler

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This is strawberry shortcake made all at once- in a cast-iron skillet.  The strawberries are piled onto the bottom, and the shortcake cobbler is dabbled on top and baked until golden brown.  Sweetened whipped cream is dolloped on top.  Here’s how you make it:

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Look for the brightest, sweetest, most-beautiful strawberries you can find (I recommend Driscoll’s Berries– Driscoll’s has been growing strawberries for over 100 years. Each berry is hand-picked and must meet quality standards for sweetness, size and color… so they tend to be pretty awesome berries!)

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Hull the berries (take the green tops off and carve out some of the tough, woody white part, if your berries have that).

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Add a squeeze of lemon juice.

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Pile on a good dose of sugar.

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Add cornstarch to combine with the sugar and the strawberries- it will mix with the natural juices in the strawberries to help create a thick and syrupy sauce.

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Butter your cast iron skillet.

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Pour your strawberries into the skillet, scraping all juices in there too.

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Time to make the shortbread cobbler- using ingredients pointed out here!

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First mix flour with the cornmeal.

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Cut in cold butter until a crumbly mixture is formed.

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Mix in salt, egg and milk.

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Spoon the shortcake cobbler batter on top of the berries in the pan.

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Bake until golden.

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You’ll spot gooey strawberry juice peeking out the nooks and crannies and edges.  That’s a very good thing, indeed.

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Serve it up!  Spoon warm cobbler onto plates and top with sweetened whipped cream.

The story behind the recipe can be found HERE, and the recipe can be found over on the Driscoll’s site too!

Enjoy the strawberries of the season because they’re the best-tasting fruit you’re going to find, and they’re terrific to add to recipes too!

Disclosure:  I was compensated by Driscoll’s to create a recipe for Strawberry Shortcake.  All opinions shared are my own.

56 Responses to “Strawberry Shortcake Skillet Cobbler”

  1. postedJun 3, 2013 9:07 PM

    Beautiful photos! I love berry season- can’t wait to make some cobbler!

  2. postedJun 3, 2013 10:25 PM
    Gerry @ Foodness gracious

    Skillet recipes are always awesome, you nailed this one and it looks perfect!!

  3. postedJun 3, 2013 10:30 PM
    Nancy S

    It looks great!

  4. postedJun 3, 2013 10:38 PM

    I. DIE. Lori, this is a fabulous Strawberry Shortcake recipe! Love that you offered up this skillet version and your story. Driscoll’s California Strawberries rock! Thanks for sharing! xoxo P.S. Will miss BHF this year…and, especially you! Knock it outta the park with your talk, girl!

  5. postedJun 3, 2013 10:55 PM

    Un crumble super goloso ed accattivante!!!!

  6. postedJun 4, 2013 2:40 AM

    This looks fantastic..I can’t wait to make it.

  7. postedJun 4, 2013 3:16 AM
    Jamie @Lifelovelemons

    So cute! Love the skillet, too… adds a rustic, summer feel!

  8. postedJun 4, 2013 4:39 AM

    Skillet recipes are the best, and I love, love, love strawberry shortcake! This looks awesome!!

  9. postedJun 4, 2013 5:00 AM

    This looks soooo good! Omg. I can’t wait to try!

  10. postedJun 4, 2013 5:03 AM

    Looks delicious!!!! Love strawberry cobbler!

  11. postedJun 4, 2013 5:05 AM

    In a skillet? That’s amazing Lori

  12. postedJun 4, 2013 5:15 AM
    Brenda Lee Dickson

    This sounds so yummy and I cannot wait to try it1

  13. postedJun 4, 2013 5:15 AM

    This looks beautiful! yummy!

  14. postedJun 4, 2013 5:16 AM

    Looks lovely! When you say cornmeal, do you mean polenta? Sorry if this is a daft question, I’m Continental.

  15. postedJun 4, 2013 5:22 AM

    Looks so good LorI! I love Driscoll’s berries!
    What a great idea to use your skillet. You made me want to make some cobbler which is unusual for me, since most dessert must be chocolate. LOL

  16. postedJun 4, 2013 5:44 AM

    Ok, now I really want a cast iron skillet just so that I can make this! Those berries are beyond gorgeous and I can’t wait for it to be strawberry season here… soon!

  17. postedJun 4, 2013 5:54 AM

    This looks gorgeous! I really need to use the cast iron skillet more often. 🙂

  18. postedJun 4, 2013 5:56 AM

    mmm looks so good! Strawberries are my absolute favorite berry while the blackberry is close behind! I’m thinking that I need to make this happen at home! yum!

  19. postedJun 4, 2013 5:56 AM
    Emily T.

    This looks delicious! My mom always makes strawberry shortcakes when we get fresh strawberries (we have a customer that grows them and keeps us in good supply in the summertime). I’m looking forward to trying this recipe and experimenting with it! Have you ever experimented much with almond or coconut flour? I just discovered that grains aren’t my friend, so I’m going to be doing some experimenting in the kitchen! 🙂

    • postedJun 4, 2013 6:14 AM

      I haven’t really experimented much with those, but I will be soon since my Mom is celiac and we are moving to live close to her. She will be expecting some GF treats from me!

  20. postedJun 4, 2013 6:01 AM
    Diana Hawes

    Hi Lori, This is so scrumptious to look at, I could almost eat the page. One little problem, when I print recipe I can’t get it to print a little bigger. As WE age our eyes get a little smaller so we have to make things bigger. Help!

    • postedJun 4, 2013 6:03 AM

      Hi Diana, Are you trying to print the recipe itself on the Driscoll’s site? That’s where you need to print it. And if it looks too small there, you can leave them a message there too. Thanks!

  21. postedJun 4, 2013 6:05 AM

    This looks amazing! And perfectly acceptable to eat for breakfast, right? 🙂

  22. postedJun 4, 2013 6:21 AM

    What a great twist on strawberry shortcake.

  23. postedJun 4, 2013 6:35 AM

    I’m going to have to make this soon. I’d never thought of using strawberries in a cobbler, though I’ve used every other berry or stone fruit (or berries and stone fruits).

  24. postedJun 4, 2013 6:41 AM

    This is wonderful! I’ve made a strawberry shortcake layer cake before with a large shortcake biscuit that I halved and made to be basically a giant shortcake cut into wedges, but this is an even more fun recipe!

  25. postedJun 4, 2013 7:16 AM

    This isn’t just unique, it’s sheer genius! I’ve had a hankering for strawberry shortcake, and to bake one up together in a skillet sounds easy and delicious. It looks fantastic…great idea!

  26. postedJun 4, 2013 7:18 AM

    This cobbler looks amazing. I love making things in a skillet and I will need to try this recipe out.

  27. postedJun 4, 2013 8:18 AM

    Such a beautiful take on strawberry shortcake! I love it, so perfect.

  28. postedJun 4, 2013 8:37 AM
    Jane McCormick

    What if you don’t have a cast iron skillet?

    • postedJun 4, 2013 5:06 PM

      I’m sure a similar sized casserole dish would work just fine 🙂

  29. postedJun 4, 2013 8:47 AM

    I love this version! Baking the strawberries with it sounds fantastic!
    We are big strawberries eaters here, they are the berry of choice by far with the whole family!

  30. postedJun 4, 2013 11:01 AM

    This looks heavenly, Lori! I love this version of strawberry shortcake! Definitely on the to-make list this summer!!

  31. postedJun 4, 2013 12:26 PM

    This is such a fun idea for a shortcake…now I just need to buy a cast-iron skillet (how am I so behind the times?!)

  32. postedJun 4, 2013 2:30 PM

    This looks amazing Lori. I’m drooling and my lips are smacking looking at this!

  33. postedJun 4, 2013 2:51 PM

    Wow…what a quintessential summer dessert! It looks so homey and delicious!

  34. postedJun 4, 2013 4:02 PM

    This looks soooo good, hon!! I love how you include all those high-res pix, at every stage of the prep!! :o)

  35. postedJun 4, 2013 5:21 PM
    Dee Shaw

    I cant have anything with corn in it could I use a different toping like other cobblers have.

  36. postedJun 4, 2013 9:45 PM

    All I can say is mmmmmmmm!

  37. postedJun 5, 2013 8:05 AM

    I love strawberry season – and recipes like this are totally why!! Gorgeous Lori 🙂

  38. postedJun 5, 2013 8:36 AM
    Debby G.

    This looks so good! Can’t wait to try it!

  39. postedJun 9, 2013 5:50 PM
    Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)

    This looks so good! I like the idea of using cornmeal – I’m sure it adds a nice texture to the cake. I will have to give this a try this summer!

  40. postedJun 9, 2013 7:02 PM

    This cobbler is pure heaven! I love strawberry shortcake 🙂

  41. postedJun 11, 2013 6:22 PM

    I’ll be making this soon, I love anything with strawberries!

  42. postedJun 11, 2013 7:29 PM

    Oh you’re making me want to go buy a cast iron skillet right now! I’ve gone through probably 6 pounds of strawberries already this month, and I may need some more to make this.

  43. postedJun 14, 2013 7:37 AM
    Lisa vandenberg

    This looks great and I want to try it! Just one question. Is this on of those recipes you should eat right away? I was looking for a unique strawberry shortcake recipe to bring somewhere but, was wondering if this holds up or would get mushy if not eaten right away?

    • postedJun 18, 2013 6:04 AM

      I made it in the afternoon and brought it to an evening event when it had cooled off. It was just fine!

  44. postedJun 16, 2013 4:18 PM

    What would you sub for butter to make it vegan?

    • postedJun 16, 2013 10:20 PM

      I’m not sure as I’m not at all familiar with Vegan eating.

  45. postedJun 18, 2013 8:21 AM

    Summer in a skillet! Perfect!

  46. postedJun 23, 2013 6:33 AM

    Oh my stars, this looks incredible!

  47. postedOct 10, 2013 12:31 PM
    Jane Davis

    Can blue berries be mixed into this cobbler of strawberries?

    • postedOct 10, 2013 8:48 PM

      Of course!

  48. postedJul 22, 2014 4:10 PM

    Where do I find a print option that isn’t 30 pages long?

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