Strawberry Cobbler Bars
Author: Betsy Cohen
Prep time: 35 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 1 hour 20 mins
Ingredients
  • Filling:
  • 16 ounces strawberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Dough:
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon old fashioned oats
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. For the filling:
  2. Wash, dry and hull strawberries. Mash ½ of the berries into a medium saucepan. Add remaining ingredients. Cook over medium high heat until thick. Cool completely. Once cool, chop up remaining ½ strawberries and stir into cooked berry mixture.
  3. For the dough:
  4. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 8” x 8” baking pan with aluminum foil and set aside.
  5. Combine flour, oats and salt in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  6. Combine butter and sugar in large mixing bowl. Beat until well blended. Add egg and vanilla. Lastly, blend in dry ingredients. Do not overbeat.
  7. Press just over one-half of dough into baking pan. Cover with filling. Press pieces of remaining dough into the palm of your hand and transfer on top of filling. It will eventually cover the entire filling.
  8. Bake in 350° oven for 45 minutes, rotating pan front to back halfway through. Cool completely.
  9. Refrigerate until cold. Lift aluminum foil out of pan and place on cutting board. Cut when cold.
  10. Betsy's tidbits:
  11. The dough may be sticky. I work with it when it is sticky, but there is also the option of either flouring your hands a bit or refrigerating the dough until it is firmer.
Notes
Additional time is needed for berry mixture to cool.
Recipe by Desserts Required at http://www.dessertsrequired.com/strawberry-cobbler-bars