For a last-minute dessert, enjoy these Blackberry Lemon Cups Dessert. Fill mini fillo shells with lemon curd, jelly, mascarpone cheese; top with a berry!

Blackberry Lemon Cups Dessert

Before the warm days leave us, I want to share a simple dinner party where we cozied up with our friends on our front deck. For dessert, we served a plate of these Blackberry Lemon Cups Dessert. The perfect bite! (Looking for another recipe with blackberries? You may love my Oven Baked Salmon with Blackberry Barbecue Sauce – wow!)

Set the Table with Blackberry Lemon Cups Dessert Recipe

I love fall entertaining. If we host early enough (5 PM will do), with these warmer days, we can still enjoy eating outside. Keeping it simple, the Blackberry Lemon cups only took 5 minutes to make. Or, for another easy dessert, just serve gelato (my summer motto). :)

Set the Table for Fall

Do what makes your soul shine

I recently wrote on Instagram, “do what makes your soul shine.” For me, it’s inviting people over for a meal.

I can’t remember what we’ve served at so many dinners in our home, but we can tell you who came, and the depth of many of our conversations. Hosting is not for wimps … it takes effort, time, investment (but easy to do on a budget).

We prioritize people and we are happy people. We learned a lot about happiness on our Viking cruise in Europe. They say Aalborg is the happiest city in Europe. It’s because they experience hominess, warmth, coziness, … togetherness. And this is exactly why our family loves to host as much as we do.

Easy Blackberry Lemon Cups Dessert Recipe

That just goes to show you, hosting is not about fancy food and decor, but about making memories with the people around your table.

Blackberry Lemon Cups

Blackberry Lemon Cups Dessert

Pull from the freezer mini fillo shells. Mix together the lemon curd and mascarpone cheese. Add your favorite berry on top!

Don’t forget the lemon zest for garnish.

Plate and serve!

Set the table

Set a simple fall table.

FALL Set the Table with Blackberry Lemon Cups Dessert

We bought the tablecloth and Hearth and Home (thank you Joanna Gaines) plates from Target.

MUMS Set the Table with Blackberry Lemon Cups Dessert

Blue glasses and orange napkins from IKEA (do you stock up on their paper napkins like I do?)

Beautiful Set the Table with Blackberry Lemon Cups Dessert

Simple mums and fall flowers for a bright, beautiful touch.

Two of the main ingredients for our family are food and faith, so sitting down together with the people in our lives, and giving thanks, means everything to us.

I’m sad to see summer leave, but we welcome fall, and I have to admit, I’m getting excited for some “cozy” gatherings coming up!

DELISH Set the Table with Blackberry Lemon Cups Dessert

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Blackberry Lemon Cups Dessert

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 12 bites


  • 1 boxes Athens mini fillo shells, 12
  • 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon curd
  • 3 Tbsp. blackberry jelly, or any berry
  • 1 cup large blackberries, or 12 large
  • Lemon, for zesting


  • Plate a package of mini fill shells (remove from the freezer and put on a plate—no baking involved).
  • In a small bowl, whip together the lemon curd, jelly and mascarpone cheese. Fill the cups with a teaspoon of the mixture.
  • Place a large blackberry (or your favorite berry) on top.
  • Zest a lemon and sprinkle on top of the cups; serve!
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More easy blackberry posts: Blackberry Jam Recipe without Pectin [Savory Sweet Life], Blackberry Ombre Sparkler [The Cookie Rookie].

Blackberry Lemon Cups Dessert Recipe

Set the Table with Blackberry Lemon Cups Dessert for FALL