Quick and easy gooseberry crumble

Quick and easy gooseberry crumble


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About this recipe: This is a basic crumble which can almost literally be thrown together on the run and put in the oven. There is no need to stand around waiting for one stage of the recipe to be completed before being able to do the next. The tartness of the gooseberries offsets the sweetness of the crumble.

DrGas Somerset, England, UK

Serves: 6 

  • 500g fresh gooseberries
  • 50ml water
  • 80g sugar
  • 200g plain flour
  • 100g cold butter, cubed
  • 100g demerara sugar

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Put the gooseberries in a 1.2 litre ovenproof dish. Sprinkle them with the water, and then the sugar.
  3. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and rub in the butter with your fingers, until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the demerara sugar.
  4. Spread the crumble mixture over the gooseberries. Level it out to give a smooth finish but do not compact the crumble.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes or until the top is a golden brown. Serve with ice cream.

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Reviews (3)


I made it in a mix of gooseberry, rhubarb and apple.4 Really nice - 19 Apr 2015


Altered ingredient amounts. Other fruit may be used instead of gooseberries, e.g. rhubarb, apricots. The procedure is the same, although one may wish to alter the amount of sugar at stage 2 according to taste. - 29 Jul 2010


This is a simple, basic recipe. Try cutting down on the sugar and slicing up a banana over the gooseberries. Scrummy! - 20 Jul 2014

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