Strawberry Shortcake Cobbler

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Crumbly and buttery, this scone-like topping is a grand upgrade to this classic dessert.

Serves: 8 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 6 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • ⅓ cup plus 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 cups cake flour*
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 2 tablespoons coarse sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, combine strawberries, 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Spoon mixture into a 9-inch enamel-coated cast-iron skillet.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and remaining 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar. Using a pastry blender or 2 forks, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Stir in 3⁄4 cup cream until dough comes together.
  3. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Roll dough into a 1⁄2 inch thick circle; cut into 7 wedges. Arrange wedges over strawberry mixture in skillet. Brush dough with remaining
  4. tablespoons cream; sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  5. Bake until topping is slightly golden and filling is bubbling, 40 to 45 minutes.
Notes
*We used Swans Down.

 

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