Easy strawberry and rhubarb cobbler is a delicious dessert bursting with sharp and sweet flavors from the fruit, with a generous buttery crumble topping

Easy strawberry and rhubarb cobbler is a delicious dessert bursting with sharp and sweet flavors from the fruit, with a generous buttery crumble topping

You can always tell it's Spring and Summertime when you see strawberries and rhubarb appear in the supermarkets, and even better, in your garden.

Some people find rhubarb a bit too sharp in taste, but there's a solution to that. Add strawberries!

For the rhubarb, it can have a sharp taste, so you do need some sugar so rhubarb is palatable and I think the sugar also brings out the flavor of rhubarb. It has quite a distinct taste, and if you haven't tried it before, you must!

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I recently made a very simple rhubarb cake and thought I'd share it with some friends. I didn't tell them it was a rhubarb cake. I knew they didn't like rhubarb. Let's just say they devoured the cake, and are now converts!

So the trick is to add a little sweetness to your rhubarb and you'll soon have non-rhubarb fans enjoying this lovely fruit. 

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As for this strawberry and rhubarb cobbler, it's incredibly simple to make from scratch and really takes just minutes to prepare. It's certainly a classic family-friendly pudding/dessert. 

Can I freeze strawberry and rhubarb cobbler?

Once baked, it will store in the refrigerator for a couple of days, and you can eat it chilled, or warmed through with a scoop of your favorite ice cream, or a drizzle of homemade custard

If you'd like to freeze, for optimum results, it is best to freeze BEFORE baking, and then bring the dish to room temperature and bake when you are ready to use. You can freeze after it is baked, but the crumble may be a bit chewy and hard.

Can I use canned or tinned strawberries and rhubarb?

Some have asked if they can use tinned or canned strawberries or rhubarb, or frozen. The answer is yes.

However, you do need to be aware that the fruit will likely be quite mushy and soft, and lose its form or structure due to the preserving process. Nevertheless, it will still taste delicious!

Can I use frozen strawberries and rhubarb?

Yes indeed! You can use any frozen fruit to make this cobbler.

How to prepare frozen fruit for baking

For frozen strawberries or rhubarb, drain on a paper towel to remove as much liquid as possible, or add it to the dish still frozen.

How to prepare canned fruit for baking

For canned strawberries or rhubarb, it will need draining to remove the juices, and take note if it has added sweetener in the canning juice.

How much Sugar do I need to add?

You might need to decrease the sugar in the ingredients below if your fruit is already sweetened. Best if you are using canned fruit, use the one which is canned in its own juice. Always have a taste of the fruit so you can gauge the sweetness.

For the crumble topping, I've used regular plain flour and butter. This gives a delicious buttery flavor and when baked, you get a crumble effect that just melts in your mouth.

Easy strawberry and rhubarb cobbler is a delicious dessert bursting with sharp and sweet flavors from the fruit, with a generous buttery crumble topping

This easy recipe has a regular amount of crumble topping. However, if you're like me, and many others, the crumble topping is to die for. There's never enough, so feel free to double up on the topping so you have a deeper layer! 

 So long as you have fruit, flour, sugar and butter.....you can make this in no time at all!

The beauty of this recipe is you can swap the fruit for whatever is in season, so apples, blueberries, pears, peaches, or even a combination. 

How can I make rhubarb taste less sharp?

With rhubarb, you may like the 'sharpness' you get from the fruit, and so you need to add more or less sugar depending on your taste buds. However, the addition of strawberries does add sweetness to balance the sharpness of the rhubarb. Here, the measures I give for sugar make this rhubarb taste a little sharp, but not so sharp it feels like you are sucking on a lemon!

Easy strawberry and rhubarb cobbler is a delicious dessert bursting with sharp and sweet flavors from the fruit, with a generous buttery crumble topping

So let's see how easy it is to make this lovely dish!

Prep time

10 minutes

Baking time

45 minutes

Serving size

4 servings

Equipment you'll need

1 oven dish. Mine measures 12 x 8 and 3 inches deep.

Ingredients you'll need

For the Crumble topping

  • Flour - All purpose / Plain
  • Butter - cut into small cubes about 1-2cm pieces
  • Baking Powder
  • Regular sugar

If you love the topping, feel free to double up the amounts above

For the Filling

  • Rhubarb, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Strawberries
  • Regular sugar (adjust to your taste)

You can use any fruit you like, fresh or tinned! Apples, peaches, rhubarb, blueberries, whatever you fancy!

Instructions

1. Switch oven on to 180C, 350F, Gas 4. 

Make the crumble topping. In a mixing bowl, add all the crumble topping ingredients and using your fingers, rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.

Add all the crumble topping ingredients to a large mixing bowl

Easy Strawberry and Rhubarb Cobbler, making the topping
Rub in the crumble topping ingredients until fine breadcrumb texture

You can use a food processor for the rubbing in, but it's more washing up! It should only take you 3 minutes or so by hand.

2. Make the filling. Wash and cut the rhubarb into 1 inch pieces. Wash and cut the strawberries in half if they are big. 

Easy Strawberry and Rhubarb Cobbler, showing washed and cut rhubarb pieces
Wash and cut the rhubarb

Place in the oven proof dish and spread evenly. Add the sugar, sprinkling evenly.

Easy Strawberry and Rhubarb Cobbler, showing filling

3. Cover the fruit completely with the crumble topping, but do not smooth the topping flat. Lumps and bumps will add to the crunchy texture.

Easy Strawberry and Rhubarb Cobbler, showing crumble topping

If you wanted to freeze this, you could use those aluminum containers to make the crumble and freeze before you put in the oven. When you want to use it, defrost and bake as normal. This does freeze very nicely.

4. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes.

Easy strawberry and rhubarb cobbler is a delicious dessert bursting with sharp and sweet flavors from the fruit, with a generous buttery crumble topping

Serve warm with some delicious custard or ice cream. To make our lovely Homemade Custard Click HERE

Easy Strawberry and Rhubarb Cobbler. Easy strawberry and rhubarb cobbler is a delicious dessert bursting with sharp and sweet flavors from the fruit, with a generous buttery crumble topping

You can make this recipe in individual ramekins, reduce cooking time to 25 minutes or until topping is golden brown. It will make about 4 - 6 ramekins

Easy strawberry and rhubarb cobbler is a delicious dessert bursting with sharp and sweet flavors from the fruit, with a generous buttery crumble topping

Flavor Variations

You can swap the rhubarb for apples, peaches, pineapples, any fruit which isn't too soft.
Also try adding raisins with apples and a sprinkle of cinnamon

Recipe Card

Easy strawberry and rhubarb cobbler is a delicious dessert bursting with sharp and sweet flavors from the fruit, with a generous buttery crumble topping

Easy Strawberry and Rhubarb Cobbler

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Easy strawberry and rhubarb cobbler is a delicious dessert bursting with sharp and sweet flavors from the fruit, with a generous buttery crumble topping

Ingredients

For the Crumble topping

  • 1 & 2/3 cups or 200 g All Purpose Flour
  • 3 & 1/2 oz or 100 g chilled butter, cut into small cubes about 1-2cm pieces

  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

  • 1/3 cup or 60 g regular sugar
  • Note: If you love the topping, feel free to double up the amounts above

For the Filling

  • 1.5 lbs or 750 g Rhubarb, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 lb or 500 g Strawberries

  • 3 Tablespoon regular sugar (adjust to your taste)

Instructions

    1. Switch oven on to 180C, 350F, Gas 4.
    2. Make the crumble topping. In a mixing bowl, add all the crumble topping ingredients and using your fingers, rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.
    3. Add all the crumble topping ingredients to a large mixing bowl
    4. Rub in the crumble topping ingredients until fine breadcrumb texture

*You can use a food processor for the rubbing in, but it's more washing up! It should only take you 3 minutes or so by hand.

5. Make the filling. Wash and cut the rhubarb into 1 inch pieces. Wash and cut the strawberries in half if they are big. Place in the oven proof dish and spread evenly. Add the sugar, sprinkling evenly.

6. Cover the fruit completely with the crumble topping, but do not smooth the topping flat. Lumps and bumps will add to the crunchy texture.

7. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes.

Serve warm with some delicious custard or ice cream. To make our lovely Homemade Custard Click HERE

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 536Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 293mgCarbohydrates: 81gFiber: 7gSugar: 33gProtein: 8g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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