With fresh rhubarb ready for harvesting and summer berries in full tilt, I turned to a trusted source for an easy dessert recipe to showcase them both.

rhubarb-strawberry-cobbler

I can’t believe it was last weekend that I made this delectable dessert and it has taken me over a week to get the recipe to you.  I suppose we have been doing our best to milk the last of summer, which means as little time in front of a computer as possible.  Hopefully many of you are doing the same!

This past spring, I had high hopes for my edible garden.  I few things here and there this summer kept me from the bountiful harvest I had seen in my crystal ball. Luckily, I did manage to get a rhubarb plant into my perennial patch. As it grew, the leaves were perforated by some creepy crawly garden inhabitants but no matter… it was the precious stalks I awaited.

There is such deep satisfaction in harvesting something from your own yard and bringing it directly into your kitchen.  In honor of a visit from some good friends, who are gardener’s themselves, I cut the stalks and planned to showcase them in a simple, summer dessert.  At first, I considered a pie but thought better of rolling out a crust (my summer laziness strikes again.)  Instead, I turned to Simply Recipes for a strawberry rhubarb cobbler recipe. Due to lack of ingredients, I omitted the orange zest and substituted cornstarch for the quick cooking tapioca. We savored our warm cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  This dessert alone is worth a few more rhubarb plants in garden next year.

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler Recipe
from Simply Recipes

Fruit mixture:
4 1/2 cups rhubarb stalks 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, stemmed and sliced
1/2 cup white sugar
2 Tablespoons of quick cooking tapioca
1 teaspoon of grated orange peel

Cobbler crust:

2 Tbsp white sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 350°F.

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.

In a medium bowl, combine 2 Tablespoons of sugar, the flour, baking powder and salt. Cut the butter in with a fork or pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the milk and egg until just moistened.

Pour fruit into a 2-quart casserole dish. Drop the batter on the fruit. Bake in a 350°F oven for 35 minutes until cobbler crust is golden brown.

Serves 4-6. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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25 Responses to “Rhubarb Strawberry Cobbler”

  1. Heather Says:

    Looks delicious – I’ll try making this but will have to wait for summer down here to get the strawberries.You may like to check out my blog for a Rhubarb and Date Crumble recipe if you’ve got rhubarb to spare.

    http://apronaddict.blogspot.com/

    Cheers
    Heather

  2. Michelle Says:

    Looks great, but alas, there’s no where to get rhubarb around here anymore. I’m afraid I’ve missed the boat on this one til next summer.

  3. The Blue-Eyed Bakers Says:

    Anything with cobbler in the title is definitely making its way into our ovens. This looks gorgeous and delicious!

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  7. Sues Says:

    I love any and all cobblers, but I’ve never tried one with rhubarb before. It looks soooo good and is making me wish summer would stick around for a little longer!

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  10. Heather @ chiknpastry Says:

    Sounds great -I could really get behind some more berries after seeing them all over the place on the west coast this past week!

  11. stephen Says:

    that is just plain sexy.. no other way to describe it!

  12. Sophia Says:

    Wow, great job here. Awesome picture too! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living’s Fall Cobbler Recipe Contest! It looks delicious!

  13. Gigi Says:

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  14. Jaden Says:

    absolutely beautiful!

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    Can frozen rhubarb and frozen strawberries be used?

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    Yes try frozen! Just be sure they are thawed so it doesn’t get overly watery.

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