Cape gooseberry tart

Cape gooseberry tart


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About this recipe: 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.


Serves: 8 

  • 400g cape gooseberries, husks removed
  • 1 (23cm) pastry case
  • 110g dark brown soft sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons plain flour
  • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7.
  2. Wash cape gooseberries and place in unbaked pastry case. Mix dark brown soft sugar and 1 tablespoon flour and sprinkle over cape gooseberries. Sprinkle water over top. Mix together 3 tablespoons flour and 3 tablespoons sugar. Rub in butter until crumbly. Top cape gooseberry mixture with crumbs.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, reduce temperature to 190 C / Gas 5 and continue to bake for 25 minutes.

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