Serve with cream or ice cream.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Butter a 2-quart baking dish.

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  • Combine sugar, cornstarch, and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick and hot. Stir in strawberries, and remove from heat. Pour mixture into the baking dish, and dot with 2 tablespoons butter.

  • Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in 3 tablespoons butter. Stir in cream. Mixture should be fairly soft. Spoon on top of berries.

  • Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until biscuit is golden brown and filling is bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

249.1 calories; 2.4 g protein; 32 g carbohydrates; 39.5 mg cholesterol; 295.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (221)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2007
I decided to use this recipe after purchasing a flat of strawberries over the weekend. I made a couple of changes to it by adding two tablespoons of cornstarch, and instead of water I used a 1/4 cup of lemon juice like with all other fresh berry cobblers I've made. For the crust I used milk instead of cream so it wouldnt be as rich. I must say this is the best cobbler I have eaten in years!!! The lemon juice adds a balance to the sweetness caused by the sugar and berries. Not overpowering, not tart. This is the closest I have come in years to a recipe that was like my grandmothers. A definite REPEAT!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/01/2011
Way too much juice cooked out of the berries but this was OK out of the oven served warm. The next day it was a soggy mess and the topping turned gooey (like raw dough). Has the taste of old-fashioned biscuit strawberry shortcake but I think I'll just stick with making my shortcakes and serving sliced berries on top. Not bad not great and not good on day 2 unfortunately. Read More
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253 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 63
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2007
I decided to use this recipe after purchasing a flat of strawberries over the weekend. I made a couple of changes to it by adding two tablespoons of cornstarch, and instead of water I used a 1/4 cup of lemon juice like with all other fresh berry cobblers I've made. For the crust I used milk instead of cream so it wouldnt be as rich. I must say this is the best cobbler I have eaten in years!!! The lemon juice adds a balance to the sweetness caused by the sugar and berries. Not overpowering, not tart. This is the closest I have come in years to a recipe that was like my grandmothers. A definite REPEAT!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2007
I decided to use this recipe after purchasing a flat of strawberries over the weekend. I made a couple of changes to it by adding two tablespoons of cornstarch, and instead of water I used a 1/4 cup of lemon juice like with all other fresh berry cobblers I've made. For the crust I used milk instead of cream so it wouldnt be as rich. I must say this is the best cobbler I have eaten in years!!! The lemon juice adds a balance to the sweetness caused by the sugar and berries. Not overpowering, not tart. This is the closest I have come in years to a recipe that was like my grandmothers. A definite REPEAT!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2008
Great comfort food. Delicious and easy, quickly in the oven in just minutes. Also, easily versatile for using other fruits or berries. I used half the water, and double the amount of cornstarch. I also added a few drops of red food coloring for more vivid color. I also sprinkled the biscuit topping with demerara sugar. It worked out perfectly. Next time however, I plan to up the sugar to 1-1/2 T. and reduce the salt to 1/4 tsp. I found the topping could have been a little sweeter and at the same time I detected the salt more than I liked. All around, a delicious, homespun dessert. Loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2004
This cobbler was great! After reading the other reviews, I also cut the water to 1/2 cup and it worked just fine. I made it once with 4 cups of berries and a second time with 6 cups of berries, and both were fine. The one change I did make, is that I substituted "Splenda Granular" for all of the sugar, because my husband is a diabetic. It turned out great both times... you'd never know that it wasn't real sugar in the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2010
Very tasty with one big change - drastically reduce the amount of liquid used over your berries. A 1/3c mix of lemon juice and water is PLENTY with 2 tbsp of cornstarch and 1/2c sugar (as written). The berries will release natural juices on their own and provide plenty of sweet nectar with your strawberries. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2003
I read what others have said about the cobbler being runny, but I like lots of juice and made it according to the recipe. I think the problem is that the juice is not thick enough, so next time I will add more cornstarch. I didn't have heavy cream so I used skim milk in the topping and it still came out fine. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2003
I've been looking for this recipe for years! It tastes just like the one served at our local family restaurant($4.00 per serving!!) NOw I can make it at home. The topping is so delicious - I have never been able to find a recipe that tastes the same. It is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. My whole family loved it. Try it with cherry pie filling if your pressed for time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2003
Very easy to make! I doubled the recipe (roughly - I had 8 cups of berries instead of 6 and I decreased the water by 1/2 cup because of another review that said there was too much juice) and baked it in a 4 quart Corningwear dish. It turned out delicious and I will definately make this again! I will however reduce the water even more next time maybe doubling all of the ingredients except the glaze. Even though I reduced the water by 1/2 cup there was still quite a bit of liquid at the bottom of the dish - which would be lovely if you were serving this with ice cream becaus eyou could spoon it over the top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
This is AMAZING! Perfect with fresh strawberries. I doubled ALL ingredients with the EXCEPTION of the water...I only added 1/2 c. with 6 cups of berries etc...and it is awfully 'juicy'! But OH SO GOOD with Vanilla Ice Cream. I highly recommend that you serve this with the Vanilla Ice Cream and definately spoon some of the juices over the ice cream. My entire family (kids aged 5 to 18) all thoroughly enjoyed this. Enjoy!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2009
I read the other reviews and decided to try this recipe with a few additions. I doubled the topping...next time I will add a little more heavy cream to make the dough a little softer. I doubled the cornstarch and kept the water the same and I used about 8 cups of strawberries. Here is what I learned: 1 this recipe only needs about 1/4 cup of water 2 tbsp cornstarch same amount of sugar...NOT cooked. Mix it cold and coat the strawberries. This will allow for the cornstarch mixture to thicken with the extra juice from the berries decreasing the "runny liquid". Also I increased the cooking time to about 45 minutes to allow the dough to cook all the way through. I added some Rodelle Vanilla to the dough. The topping was very good and the strawberry part was good as well. I will make this again however will use the following: 1/4 cup lemon juice instead of water will not cook the cornstarch/sugar/lemon juice mix. Thank you for a good recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/01/2011
Way too much juice cooked out of the berries but this was OK out of the oven served warm. The next day it was a soggy mess and the topping turned gooey (like raw dough). Has the taste of old-fashioned biscuit strawberry shortcake but I think I'll just stick with making my shortcakes and serving sliced berries on top. Not bad not great and not good on day 2 unfortunately. Read More
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