Sneak Preview: Try this quick and easy Blackberry Cobbler for Two with a shortbread crust. Mix it up while preparing dinner. It’ll be ready to eat by the time dinner is over.
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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.
Three reasons to love this recipe:
- Whips up in a hurry.
- It doesn’t make a lot, so leftovers aren’t tempting. (Here is another small-portion fruity dessert if that appeals to you.)
- 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 pick them yourself.
Ingredients and substitutions:
- BLACKBERRIES: Use fresh blackberries or frozen ones. 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. Since it is so potent, you only need to use half as much almond extract as vanilla.
- 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 more interesting texture.
- BROWN SUGAR: Either granulated sugar or dark brown sugar can be substituted.
- CINNAMON: If you don’t have cinnamon, substitute 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) for 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.
FAQ about Blackberry Cobbler:
Cover with plastic wrap and store any leftovers in the refrigerator.
This easy blackberry cobbler will be good for up to a week.
Serve with ice cream, yogurt, or whipped cream. Yogurt mixed with lemon curd is delicious. Greek yogurt fans will love this cobbler as well as these 22 Tempting Ideas for How To Make Greek Yogurt Taste Good.
Substitute almond flour for the all-purpose flour. Add 1-2 tablespoons of oatmeal for a more exciting texture.
Final Thoughts: When I add blackberry cobbler to my daily yogurt snack, I can stretch the yield to about six small servings.
Looking forward to this dessert at the end of the day always improves my day, and I hope it will do the same for you.
If you have questions or suggestions, email me privately for a quick answer: Paula at saladinajar.com. Hope to see you again soon!
Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe for Two
- 6 ounces blackberries - approximately 1-1/4 cup
- 1-2 tablespoons water - see the notes if using frozen fruit
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ cup all-purpose 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.