This strawberry cobbler is juicy and sweet! Plus it’s topped with a patriotic display of pie crust. Perfect for celebrating the 4th of July!
All-American Strawberry Cobbler. Why? Because.. America. That and the fact that the markets are bursting to the brim with fresh berries and peaches. And they all seemed to magically appear in my cart. Which has left me with finding ways to enjoy these gorgeous strawberries. And there’s nothing better in life than strawberry cobbler. There just isn’t.
I was feeling pretty ambitious when I took on this recipe this last week. It was a busy week. I photographed seven recipes this week. That’s a lot of work. To be honest I’m feeling slightly drained today. But. I know that I can have some time to play and have fun this weekend, because… America. It’s the 4th of July! Which is possibly one of my favorite holidays. It involves food, friends, and fireworks.
And this year Lil Miss is 3 and is super excited about fireworks. At least she loves watching them at the beginning of Disney movies. It’s one of her favorite things about putting on a movie. Usually we just have to watch that part over and over and never actually watch the movie. But that’s another story.
Since I was busy with things this week, and I really wanted to share this idea with y’all I did some research and found a strawberry cobbler recipe to try out instead of creating one of my own from scratch. And the pie crust recipe I got from my mom. She is a master of pie crust. I am starting to feel a little more confident in it. Finally right? I’ve only been trying to conquer pie crust for the last year..or two..or more.
The easiest way is to make it in a food processor, if you don’t have one you can use a pastry cutter and your hands.
Important Tips for Pie Crust:
- Use cold butter. Warm butter will make for gooey pie crust. Nobody wants that. Cold butter will help our pie crust turn out perfect and flakey.
- Use ice water. Again, we want to keep our dough cold. So make sure the water you add is cold.
- Take it slow. The pie crust is all about the consistency and texture. So when adding the water we want to add it slowly, that way when we get to the right consistency we can stop and not end up with soggy crust. As you add the water you will notice the dough starts to clump together and that is when we stop. Check out the picture above, this is what the crust will look like once we’ve added enough water.
The fun part comes in decorating this cobbler! I found the cutest star cookie cutters on Amazon. I love how they have the little ridges on some of them and not on others. And then used a pie crust cutter to create the ridges when I cut out the stripes too.
The pie crust recipe makes enough crust for one pie, so after cutting out the stars and stripes there will be some crust left over. Which is one of my favorite parts. Want to know what to do with it? Make some crust cookies. Roll the dough back out, cut out some shapes for fun. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon and sugar then bake! When they start turning slightly golden on the edges then they’re done. The cookies are the best part of making any kind of pie. My mom would always make extra pie crust so that we could make cookies. It’s a tradition.
Now back to the strawberry cobbler itself. It’s easy to make and I only modified it slightly based on some of the reviews the recipe had received. It does turn out slightly juicy. Which I actually enjoyed, it’s perfect when served slightly warm with some cold vanilla ice cream.
We’re going to boil the strawberries first, then add the pie crust and bake in the oven. Once we add the pie crust to the top we need to give it an egg wash and sprinkle with some sugar. If you have coarse sugar, the big sugar crystals like you would find on giant blueberry muffins, that would be better, but I didn’t have any on hand so I just used regular white granulated sugar. And now I’m going to leave you with some pictures. Just because 🙂
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