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Strawberry cobbler in a pie dish with roses on the left side on a table with empty plates off to the sides

Southern Bourbon Strawberry Cobbler

  • Author: pate giltner
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 9 inch cobbler 1x


This southern biscuit-style cobbler with fresh strawberries is the perfect summertime dessert! The strawberries are baked with bourbon to deepen their flavor and bring out a whole new level of sweet strawberry flavor



For the strawberry filling:

  1. 5 cups halved strawberries
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1/4 cup bourbon 
  4. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  5. 3 tablespoons corn starch 

For the biscuit topping:

  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour 
  2. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 2 tablespoons sugar
  5. 1/2 cup (1 stick) cubbed and chilled butter
  6. 1/4 cup honey 
  7. 1/2 cup milk 
  8. 1 egg for egg wash. 


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Halve 5 cups of strawberries and place them in a 9-inch baking dish. Add the sugar, bourbon, lemon juice, and corn starch and bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes. 
  3. Next, make the biscuits. Whisk the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt together. 
  4. Press your cold cubed butter into the flour until it is pea and lima bean-sized.  
  5. Add in the honey and milk and stir until just combined. 
  6. Pour our onto a floured surface press into a 1-inch rectangle. 
  7. Fold the dough on top of itself, in thirds like you would a letter, and then flatten into a rectangle again. 
  8. Cut into 2-inch squares and freeze for 10 minutes. 
  9. Take the baking strawberries out of the oven and top with the frozen biscuits. Brush with an egg wash and then bake for 20-25 minutes. 


  • Cut your butter into 1-inch pieces and then chill so that they are cold when you make your biscuits. This will help make them really fluffy. 
  • Do not overmix your biscuit dough; over mixing is the biggest cause of gummy and dense biscuits. 
  • Place your baking dish on a lined baking tray. There will most likely be a little overflow of jammy strawberries, and this will ensure an easy clean-up! 
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Southern

Keywords: Strawberry Cobbler