25 Yummy Gooseberry Recipes

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If you enjoyed the recipes featuring gooseberries, you may want to give a try to those that incorporate other berries like cranberries, elderflowers, and blackberries.

Gooseberries are a nice alternative to dried or canned berry gusts.

And I think they make a delicious jam!

They have a fruity, floral-citrus flavor and are great in cakes, jams, and pies.

And their small size makes them perfect for making jams and jellies.

But I don’t know if gooseberries were eaten by themselves.

So, I’ll just leave that up to you to decide.

If you want gooseberry recipes with this little berry, there are plenty here to choose from.

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1. Gooseberry Tart Recipe

Gooseberry tarts are a little bit of heaven for anyone who loves these winter berries.

The tart crust is packed with gooey, sweet nectar that’s ideal for all kinds of desserts.

But I think the filling is super special.

It’s made with both gooseberries and blueberries and is just as yummy!

This pie is not only gorgeous but also extremely tasty.

It doesn’t get much better than this.

2. German Gooseberry Cake

Get ready to fall in love with this German gooseberry cake!

The fluffy, moist cake features a sweet and tangy flavor profile.

It has a warm, buttery texture that’s perfect for rainy days.

If you love the taste of gooseberries but want something that’s easier to make at home, this recipe is for you.

3. Gooseberry Jam Recipe

Gooseberries are one of the most popular berries in the US, and they’re super healthy.

They’re low in calories, carbs and fat but pack a powerful punch of antioxidants.

The fruit is high in vitamin C, fiber, potassium and manganese.

It’s perfect for baking with because you can make this recipe in just a few minutes!

4. Gooseberry Jelly

There is nothing more gorgeous than this stunning gooseberry jelly.

The color alone will make you drool.

It’s a vibrant purple with a hint of green.

And each spoonful is sweet, tart, and deliciously tangy.

This is the perfect dessert for a summer BBQ or picnic.

5. Gooseberry Chutney

No Indian dinner table is complete without a plate of gooey and creamy chutney.

This gooseberry chutney will be your new favorite side dish.

It’s rich, spicy, and just the right amount of sweet.

Of course, this recipe doesn’t call for any spices or chili powder.

But if you like your chutney to have a little kick, add some coriander seeds (or yellow cumin) or a dash of ginger.

6. Cape Gooseberry Almond Cake

If you’ve never tried this cake, you’re missing out.

It’s a wonderfully moist cake with a lovely almond flavor.

It takes almost half an hour to make and is best served warm, but if you don’t mind waiting for it to cool, it’s perfect with custard or ice cream.

You can also use any kind of nut butter for the filling.

I like to use ground macadamia nuts because they have a lovely nutty flavor.

7. Gooseberry Cobbler

Combining the tartness of gooseberries with a buttery crumble, this cobbler is one you’ll want to make again and again.

The fruit pairs beautifully with the sweetness of the crumble, making it even more delicious.

It also benefits from being cooked in a hot oven to ensure every single bite has that perfect balance of sweet and sour.

This recipe is so simple yet it tastes like it came straight out of grandma’s kitchen!

8. Gooseberry Fool

Gooseberry fool is a traditional English dessert made with gooseberries, sugar, and lemon juice.

The secret to this sweet treat is the addition of brandy into the mix.

The alcohol adds sweetness to the flavor of gooseberries without overpowering them.

It’s impossible not to fall in love with its scrumptiousness!


9. Gooseberry Crumble With Vanilla Custard

I’m all about the French, and their desserts are top-notch.

So, when I saw this gorgeous crumble with a vanilla custard filling, I had to try it.

The crumble is made using buttery pastry pieces that get flavoured with gooseberry jam and vanilla.

It’s then baked until golden brown and delicious!

The custard is made using condensed milk and heavy cream to create a thick and creamy pudding.

10. Lemon Verbena Tart With Cape Gooseberry Compote

This tart is a picnic in a bowl and it is so easy to make.

Just toss your compote and fresh berries into the oven, and it’s done!

The sweet, tangy flavor of the lemon verbena makes this tart a quick-and-easy dessert that requires little effort.

Plus, all you need is three ingredients – lemon juice, sugar, and verbena.

Nothing fancy here – just an easy summer treat to enjoy any time of year.

11. Gooseberry Clafoutis

As far as clafoutis recipes go, this is one of the most unique and delicious.

And it’s surprisingly easy to make.

You’ll start with a rich buttermilk custard that sets like a dream.

The only thing you won’t add is the gooseberries, which remain frozen in the cold water bath.

Either way, you’ll want to keep them submerged until they thaw and release their juices into the custard.

Then all you have to do is stir them in gently before baking.

It might take a little practice, but it’s not difficult.

12. Gooseberry Lemonade

Gooseberry lemonade is a refreshing drink perfect for summer.

It’s light, tangy, and just a touch sweet.

It’s also infused with gooseberry juice, which gives it an earthy, tart flavor that pairs well with the sweet tang of the lemonade.

To make this drink extra special, serve it in a glass with an ice cube.

This will help keep the drink cold as you sip!


13. Cape Gooseberry Gin Smash

Be sure to use fresh Cape Gooseberries for this recipe, as the frozen ones don’t have the same flavor.

To make this super easy and icy, all you need is a blender!

If you want it sweeter, add orange zest and juice.

I like mine with some thinly sliced ginger too.

This would be amazing over ice or in an iced coffee.

It’s also perfect for a summer evening cocktail.

14. Gooseberry Gin

This gooseberry gin is a wonderfully sweet and crisp drink that amps up the flavor of gooseberries.

It’s an awesome way to use up any surplus gooseberries you have.

And the flavor is outrageous.

You won’t believe how good it tastes.

You can serve this gin at your next cocktail party, or keep it in your liquor cabinet for everyday drinking.

Both options are fine.

Either way, you’ll love its fun color and delightful taste.

So get ready to be shocked by its awesomeness!

15. Gooseberry Cake

This gooseberry cake is not only gorgeous, but it’s also a delight to eat!

Made with cream cheese frosting and whipped butter, the topping on this cake is what makes it so special.

The tangy taste of sour cherries and the sweet taste of sugar are combined in this dessert.

It’s topped with a swirl of vanilla frosting that makes the flavor even more exquisite.

The whole thing is served warm and crunchy.

Each bite will make your tastebuds tingle!

16. Gooseberry Crumble Cake

Gooseberry crumble cake is a shorter cut of this dessert.

But the texture is spot on, and it tastes just as good.

Plus, you can make it in under an hour, which makes it even better!

It’s a light and fluffy, sweet and tart treat that feels like heaven on your tongue.

Serve this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra special treat.

Or enjoy it by itself!

17. Cape Gooseberry And Corn Salad

If you’re looking for a salad that will keep you full, this one is the answer.

The sweet berries and fresh corn contrast each other beautifully, giving you a lovely balance of sourness and sweetness.

This salad is also delicious with tomato vinaigrette.

And it’s sure to please even meat-eaters!

18. Snow White Gooseberry Pie

This gooseberry pie is a delightful dessert for the whole family.

It’s sweet, sour, and tangy with a delicate crust.

The recipe calls for egg whites which are super tart.

You can use cream cheese to get the same flavor but I think it’s more authentic using real eggs.

If you want to put some yumminess in there, try adding some chopped apples or peaches.

Or if you are looking for something more savory, serve up some mashed potatoes!

19. Gooseberry Curd

This cheese curd is a very simple, yet elegant recipe.

If you’re looking for a dish that’s easy and delicious, this one should be at the top of your list.

And if you want something that’s super indulgent, you can always opt for another recipe.

The most common way to make cheese curds is by boiling them in milk until they turn golden brown, then adding salt and sugar.

However, this recipe uses gooseberries instead of milk to get all of the flavor.

What I love about this recipe is that it takes an hour or so to make it.

That means there are no dishes washing up!

20. Tangy Carrot Salad With Gooseberry

Here’s a lovely, light, and easy-to-make side dish.

As the name suggests, it features carrots, gooseberries, and balsamic vinegar.

While the ingredients don’t overwhelm you with flavor, they do play well together.

This salad will be your new favorite after just one bite.

21. Gooseberry Meringue Pie Fruit Recipe

Spiced and sweet, this fruit pie is an extremely versatile dessert that is equally scrummy and filling.

It’s also amazingly easy to make.

The meringue topping is light and airy, while the fruit filling is pretty much perfect.

The berries are juicy and tart, which pairs so well with the custard-like meringue.

22. Gooseberry Flapjack Crumble

This is the perfect winter treat for your next Christmas feast!

The generous portion of gooey clotted cream is made even more decadent with a little bit of apricot jam.

This crumble will disappear before you even realize it’s there, so don’t let the mess fool you.

These flaky gooey cookies are best served warm with plenty of butter and served with a cup of tea or coffee.


23. Gorgeous Gooseberry Cheesecake

Cheesecake and gooseberry are in the same food group.

You can’t have one without the other, right?

This recipe is a fabulous twist on classic cheesecake and adds a pop of color with blackberries.

The filling contains crumbled cinnamon graham crackers and cream cheese, making it rich and creamy.

It’s topped with gelatinous gelée and fresh berries.

24. Gooseberry & Elderflower Yogurt Ice

Elderflower and gooseberry yogurt is a sweet, tangy, and refreshing drink.

It’s like iced tea, but with a fruity twist.

This ice is super simple to make, requiring only three ingredients.

It can also be prepared in under 30 minutes.

25. Herby Gooseberry Focaccia

I’m all about ditching the store-bought focaccia and making it at home.

It’s so much cheaper, easier, and more delicious.

This recipe is a little different because you won’t use yeast.

Instead, you will add a few simple ingredients to a warm water bath.

After kneading the dough for a while, cut out your perfect circles and bake in the oven.

They may not be as huge as traditional focaccias but they’re still adorable.

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