Strawberries & cream skillet cobbler Ingredients:
6 cups strawberries, cut into halves or fourths
6 tablespoons sugar, divided
2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 oz cream cheese, cut into small cubes
3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
¾ cup all purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
5 teaspoons sugar, divided
2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup of buttermilk
Combine the strawberries with 4 tablespoons of the sugar, flour, lemon juice, and vanilla in a 9- or 10-inch cast iron skillet. Stir to coat, then let sit until the strawberries have started to release their juices, about 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400F.
In a bowl, beat together the cream cheese and the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar until smooth. Beat in the cream, 1 tablespoon at a time. Drop the cream cheese mixture over the strawberry mixture by tablespoons. Use a spoon or spatula to spread the cream cheese mixture into a thin layer over the top of the strawberries.
In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and 3 teaspoons of the sugar. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or a fork until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add in the buttermilk and stir just until moistened – do not overmix. Add more buttermilk if the mixture is too dry.
Drop rounded tablespoons of the topping over the strawberries and cream mixture. Sprinkle the remaining 2 teaspoons of sugar over the top.
Bake until fruit is tender & bubbling, about 25 min...serve warm OR cold
Add scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!
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