Easy Blackberry Cobbler for Two with a Shortbread Crust

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Speedy Blackberry Cobbler with an Easy Shortbread Crust on a plate with ice cream

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What if you could throw together a dessert for two in less than five minutes and bake it in the time it takes to eat dinner? This Blackberry Cobbler for Two is the answer since it cooks in less than 20 minutes.

3 reasons to love this recipe:

  1. Whips up in a hurry.
  2. Doesn’t make a lot so leftovers aren’t tempting. (Here is another small-portion fruity dessert if that appeals to you.)
  3. Adaptable to other fruits.

So, I created this recipe using only one 6-ounce container of berries from the grocery store or about 1-1/4 cup if you are picking them yourself.

Ingredients and substitutions: 

  • BLACKBERRIES: Use fresh blackberries or frozen. Add extra baking time if using frozen berries. Try other berries like blueberries or frozen mixed berries.
  • VANILLA EXTRACT: Try almond extract for a change of pace.
  • FLOUR: Bleached or unbleached all-purpose flour. No flour in the house? Try oatmeal. Or add 1-2 tablespoons of oatmeal to the flour mixture for a different texture.
  • BROWN SUGAR: Either granulated sugar or dark brown sugar can be substituted.
  • CINNAMON: If you don’t have cinnamon, allspice, or apple pie spice
  • BUTTER: Margarine or oil can take the place of unsalted butter.

The shortbread topping:

I slightly adapted the shortbread base from some of my favorite cookies (Lemon Yogurt Squares and Toffee Bars) to use as a topping. The result is a fruity, cobbler-like blackberry mixture with a crumbly, crispy, and golden brown shortbread cookie-like topping. It goes oh-so-perfectly with vanilla ice cream or Greek yogurt.

Speedy Blackberry Cobbler with an Easy Shortbread Crust --In a dish ready to serve

When I add blackberry cobbler to my daily yogurt snack, I can get stretch the yield to about 6 servings.

Looking forward to this dessert at the end of the day always makes my day better and I hope it will do the same for you.

What is the best way to store leftovers?

Cover with plastic wrap and store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

How long can I keep this in the refrigerator?

This easy blackberry cobbler will be good for up to a week.

What is good to serve with this cobbler?

Serve with ice cream, yogurt, or whipped cream. Yogurt mixed with lemon curd is especially tasty. Greek yogurt fans will love this cobbler as well as these 22 Tempting Ideas for How To Make Greek Yogurt Taste Good

What else can I do with blackberries?

Try these Blackberry Scones Recipe with Icing or Fresh Blackberry Ice Cream (uncooked).

If you have questions or suggestions, email me privately to Paula at saladinajar.com. Hope to see you again soon! Paula

blackberry cobbler for 2 in a dish with a serving spoon

Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe for Two

A quick-to-prepare berry cobbler that bakes in the time it takes to eat dinner.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Pudding, Fruit and Nuts
Servings 2


  • 6 ounces blackberries - approximately 1-1/4 cup
  • 1-2 tablespoons water - see the notes
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons brown sugar - see notes below
  • Dash Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter - melted


  • Place 6 oz blackberries (or strawberries, peaches, raspberries, or cherries) into a small oven-proof casserole dish small enough that you have two layers of berries. I use a 4 x 6-inch baking dish.
  • Pour 1-2 T water and ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract over the fruit.
  • Stir together the ¼ c flour, 1-2 T brown sugar, dash of cinnamon, ¼ t salt, and 1 T. melted butter. Then, use your fingers to smush it into crumbles.
  • Sprinkle crumbles evenly over blackberries.
  • Bake at 350˚F for 20 minutes.


1. The amount of sugar I use depends on what I’m going to serve with it and how sweet the berries are naturally. Also, consider the intensity of your sweet tooth. Some people may like more than 2 tablespoons. Your choice.
2. Vary the amount of water according to how juicy you want your cobbler and how juicy the fruit already is. If using frozen fruit, you won’t need any.


Nutrition Facts
Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe for Two
Serving Size
Amount per Serving
Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Author: Paula Rhodes
Course: Pudding, Fruit and Nuts
Cuisine: American
Keywords: berry cobbler, blackberry recipes, easy blackberry cobbler, fresh blackberry desserts
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  1. Kellee Mitchell says:

    This recipe looks so yummy!! I’m definitely going to have to try it! Who can resist blackberry cobbler, especially when it’s this easy?

  2. I can’t wait to make this. I just decided to go gluten free and no refined sugar, but this would be so easy to adjust for that.

  3. I love cobblers and think they might be one of my favorite desserts (with ice cream, of course). Sweet photo of you and your little helper.

  4. Your small cobbler recipe looks wonderful. You look great too and your grandson is adorable.

  5. Made this for dessert tonight while dinner was cooking on the grill, subbing blueberries for blackberries. What a hit! My three year old daughter exclaimed that she LOVED it and asked me to make it again for breakfast, with raspberries. Her twin brother wants a version with strawberries!

  6. I love the small recipe! Viva la empty nest. We’ve got about 4 more weeks before blackberries in the Pacific NW. Can’t wait!!! I actually prefer cobbler because I am not a soggy crust fan either.

  7. Made last night it was great. Going to try bigger one with blueberries yum

  8. Paula, you’ve done it again! Thanks for helping me make an awesome dessert for my family. They gobbled this up in a heartbeat. I used an 11×7 pan with frozen raspberries and tripled your topping amounts, which worked out perfectly. I’m hoping it’s a good blackberry crop this year; I can’t wait to try it out with them!

    1. Thank you AlyB for taking the time to come back and tell me how this recipe turned out for you. You’re the best!

  9. Jean Youngblood says:

    I saw the picture of sick blackberries, have you looked into the possibility of fire blight- it’s a virus)

    1. Thank you for writing Jean. Sounds like a likely possibility to me. I finally gave up and pulled them out.