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Speedy Blackberry Cobbler for Two with a Shortbread Crust

Preview: Try this Blackberry Cobbler for Two with an easy shortbread crust. Mix it up while preparing dinner. It’ll be ready to eat by the time dinner is over.

What if you could throw together a dessert for two and bake it in the time it takes to eat dinner? This Blackberry Cobbler for Two is the answer. Delicious with frozen or fresh berries, this cobbler recipe cook in less than 20 minutes.

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

3 reasons I love this recipe:

  1. Whips up in a hurry.
  2. Doesn’t make a lot so leftovers aren’t tempting.
  3. Adaptable.

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 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 of unbleached all-purpose flour. No flour in the house? Try oatmeal. Or add 1-2 tablespoons of oatmeal to the flour 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 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 concoction with a crumbly and crispy shortbread cookie-like topping. It goes oh-so-perfectly with 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.

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Yield: 2

Blackberry Cobbler for Two

Blackberry Cobbler for Two

A quick-to-prepare berry cobbler that bakes in the time it takes to eat dinner.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


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


  1. Place berries into a small oven-proof casserole dish small enough that you have two layers of berries. I use a 4 x 6 inch dish.
  2. Pour water and vanilla over berries.
  3. Combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and melted butter. After stirring it together, use your fingers to smush it into crumbles.
  4. Sprinkle crumbles evenly over blackberries.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
  6. Serve with ice cream, yogurt, or whipped cream.


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 even 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 Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 301mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 6gSugar: 41gProtein: 4g

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Jean Youngblood

Monday 9th of September 2019

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


Monday 9th of September 2019

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


Sunday 6th of May 2018

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 11x7 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!


Sunday 13th of May 2018

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


Monday 23rd of February 2015

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


Tuesday 9th of July 2013

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.


Thursday 4th of July 2013

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!

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