Blackberry Cobbler for Two

I am an empty nester. I am not crazy about it either. One of the hardest things about it for me is learning to cook for two. My kids always had friends over so it seemed I was cooking for a small army. Don’t get me wrong, I totally enjoyed cooking for them but, now that it is just me and hubby, we don’t want to look at a huge dessert and feel like it is going to be wasted or better yet on my waist. So I made this blackberry cobbler for two recipe so we don’t want to end up eating the entire thing.

Blackberry Cobbler for Two thebearfootbaker.comYou can make this recipe in Ramekins or in a small cast iron skillet. I like it in the Ramekins better because I can serve it in the bowl it was baked in. Fewer dishes to wash makes a happier me. Another great thing about this recipe is you can use different fruit such as peach, blueberry, or cherry.

Ingredients for Blackberry Cobbler for Two:

1/2 stick or 2 oz of butter, melted
1/2 cup of self-rising flour
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of milk
a Pint of Blackberries (you will have some leftover)

Blackberry Cobbler for Two

Blackberry Cobbler for Two


  • 1/2 stick or 2 oz of butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup of self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • Pint of Blackberries (you will have some leftover)


  • Place blackberries into an oven save dish. Mix all other ingredients an pour over blackberries. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Oven times may vary. Serves 2

Easy Blackberry Cobbler for Two thebearfootbaker.comOnce you have your cobbler mixture, sprinkle some blackberries in the bottom of your baking dish. You can use as many as you want as long as there is room for the cobbler mixture.

Simple Blackberry CobblerThen, pour your cobbler mixture over the beautiful berries and bake. It is such a beautiful thing!

Blackberry Cobbler for Two with thebearfootbaker.comTo me cobbler isn’t complete without a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I love how the flavors compliment each other. I make cobbler all year long and it is a dessert we enjoy in the fall but, making it with fresh berries makes it even better. If you have a small army to feed, here is my cobbler recipe that will feed your kiddos and their friends.

Bear hugs,



  1. I only see blackberry cobbler for one… ME ! I could eat the entire thing it looks so delicious!! :)

  2. Are you sure that is for TWO? I am pretty sure that I could eat this whole thing myself…it looks delish!!

  3. Such an awesome idea! Sometimes, as a food blogger, I’m overwhelmed by all of the food I create – luckily, my husband has hungry coworkers who are more than happy to gobble them up :) But, it is so nice to make a dish with nothing leftover and no worries about how we’re going to fit it in the fridge 😉 Plus, cobbler is the best!

    • I feel ya Jennifer! It is hard to resist the goodies we make. My hubby has willing co-workers as well. We are lucky! I am making a cherry with this recipe this week;)

  4. Lisa – this is perfect and I’ll be trying it soon since I do the empty-nest thing too. Looks yummy!

  5. Hi Lisa,
    Cannot wait to try this! Looks divine!

  6. Such a simple recipe and looks awesome! Also, I love the idea of baking for two. While we’re in the gearing up to feed-a-small-army phase of life, I’ll be sending this one to my mama (or sneaking it in after the kids are asleep!)!

    • Hahahaha! Sometimes we need to make something for ourselves once the kiddos go to bed! Just do it Michelle!! LOL

  7. I love recipes for two! My husband and I don’t have any kids yet, so when I bake a regular-sized cobbler, we end up eating the whole gosh-darn thing ourselves. Bad idea. But this looks to be the perfect size for just the two of us. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Lisa, for TWO? In what parallel universe would I EVER share warm blackberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream melting over the top? Not in a universe I’d care to live in, that’s for sure. Great photos and if I look close enough I can taste it.

  9. I second what Anita said above. No sharing if this cobbler was in front of me. :) Again with your beautiful photos! May I ask what you use for your wood backgrounds? They are so stunning.

    • I am sorry I am so slow to reply to this Mike. I have had a crazy busy weekend.

      The first and last photo is barn wood. The good thing about living in the country is you can always find barnwood! LOL The other back drops are from Ink and Elm.

  10. Thank you thank you thank you Lisa!! I never make desserts (except sugar cookies) because I know I’ll eat them. All of them. Oh sure, I’ve tried making 2 dozen chocolate chip cookies and taking them to work but only 16 cookies will arrive. This is something I don’t have to feel too too guilty about. As everyone else said, there will be NO sharing. Luckily I live alone and can overpower my dog if she tries to eat some.
    This is going into my recipe book, picture and all. Please share more desserts-for-two recipes if you have them!
    Have I said thank you?

  11. This looks inviting and delicious! : )

  12. Just made this. It was good. There is enough for two. I will make it enough and next time I might use blueberries or raspberries.

  13. Rhonda Williams says:

    Love this recipe. Made it with fresh blueberries from our bushes & used the small cast iron pan!!!

    • I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe. I love the little cast iron skillets to make desserts. It reminds me of my grandma!

  14. Frances says:

    This may be a silly question but should one use self-rise flour when making this cobbler? I made it this evening with the ingredients as listed and it wouldn’t get really done. It stayed a bit too gooey.

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