Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

by Rachel Zorn Kindermann (@rkindermann)
Prep Time
Cook Time
Total Time
1hr 10min

Sometimes, I want to make a pie, but don’t have the time to make a dough, let it chill, and assemble it. That’s where cobblers come in. This simpler version of one of summer’s favorite pies will be great for when you want that strawberry rhubarb magic, but don’t have bucketfuls of time.


12 Servings
  • 2 1/2cups
    rhubarb, chopped
  • 2 1/2cups
    strawberries, chopped
  • 1/3
    brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1 1/3cups
    sugar, divided
  • kosher salt
  • 1tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/2tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1
    stick butter (plant-based for vegans)
  • 1 1/2cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 2tsp
    baking powder
  • 1cup
    granulated sugar
  • 1cup


  1. First, mix your rhubarb and strawberries in a large bowl. Mix in the brown sugar and a 1/3 cup of granulated sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Mix well.

  2. Heat a medium-sized sauté pan over medium heat. Place the strawberry rhubarb mixture and cook until the fruits have softened, and the mixture is becoming syrupy, about 5 - 7 minutes. Take off the heat and set aside.

  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  4. Place the stick of butter in a 9” by 13” pan. Place in the oven so the butter can melt while the oven heats.

  5. In the meantime, mix the flour, baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1 cup of granulated sugar. Add in the milk slowly, so the mixture doesn’t lump. Stir until you have a smooth batter.

  6. Take the pan out of the oven. The butter should have melted completely by now.

  7. Add the flour and milk mixture slowly. Do not stir.

  8. Then slowly add the rhubarb and strawberry mixture. Spread it all around. The mixture will look quite soupy.

  9. Place in the oven and bake for 30 to 45 minutes. Test it by using a toothpick and sticking in the sponge to see if it’s cooked through. Once it’s finished, take out of the oven and let cool.

  10. Serve while its still warm with a dollop of heavy cream, some ice cream, or on its own. Cover and place any leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Tips & Tricks

  1. Rhubarb isn’t everyone’s favorite. Or maybe your one of those people that’s not crazy about strawberries in your dessert. If that’s the case, feel free to use just one fruit, or mix different fruits.

  2. If you’re into pretty desserts, you can use this dessert to create a fun design with your fruits and syrup.

  3. You can make this fully vegan by using plant-based butter and/or plant-based heavy cream and ice cream on top. If making this vegan isn't a concern, feel free to use dairy butter.

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Rachel Zorn Kindermann


I'm a plant-based eater and food writer dedicated to making cooking and plant-based eating approachable and fun! I'm the creator of Samosas and Mimosa... Read More

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