Strawberry Shortcake Skillet Cobbler

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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.

Lori Lange of Recipe Girl

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  • Nutmeg Nanny wrote:

    This cobbler is pure heaven! I love strawberry shortcake 🙂

  • Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) wrote:

    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!

  • Debby G. wrote:

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

  • Megan {Country Cleaver} wrote:

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

  • Susie wrote:

    All I can say is mmmmmmmm!

  • Dee Shaw wrote:

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

  • Kev wrote:

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

  • nessa wrote:

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

  • Robin @ Simply Southern Baking wrote:

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

  • Joanne wrote:

    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?!)

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet wrote:

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

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts wrote:

    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!

  • Jane McCormick wrote:

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

    • Lori Lange wrote:

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

  • Jackie @ Domestic Fits wrote:

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

  • Meagan @ A Zesty Bite wrote:

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

  • marcie@flavor the moments wrote:

    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!

  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie wrote:

    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!

  • Sally wrote:

    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).

  • Barbara @ Barbara Bakes wrote:

    What a great twist on strawberry shortcake.

  • Anna @ Garnish with Lemon wrote:

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

    • Lori Lange wrote: