Cape gooseberries are also known as Physalis and are not to be confused with regular gooseberries. Physalis are tiny tomato-like fruits in pretty papery husks. They are often used decoratively, but here they steal the show in a simple, sweet tart. Serve with whipped cream.
I bought these ground cherries in Mennonite country in Pennsylvania, while visiting my son. I was told they make a great pie, but I had no recipe. Luckily, thru "all recipes", I found this recipe. It was delicious. I might cut down on the sugar if I'm lucky enough to get any more of these ground cherries - but it was a treat. - 09 Sep 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I purchased ground cherries at the near by Mennonite produce auction. I found this recipe and it was great.I used 4 cups of ground cherries for a larger pie. I did increase the flour in the pie. It was so easy and is sooooooo delicious. I did not increase the sugar. The cherries become more sweet when they cook. - 21 Jul 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I sure was happy to find a recipe for these neat little fruit. My neighbour gave me some plants and now i have tons but did not know what to do with them!! This pie was very good and i will plant more ground cherries next year just to make more pies!! - 06 Sep 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)