Dairy free gooseberry dessert

Dairy free gooseberry dessert


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About this recipe: This dairy free gooseberry dessert is refreshing and vibrant and has a successful balance between sweet and tart. Great for using up a gooseberry glut when in season.


Serves: 6 

  • 680g (1 1/2 lb) green gooseberries, halved
  • 6 gelatine leaves
  • dash lemon juice
  • 110g (4 oz) caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 eggs
  • nuts, of your choice (optional
  • glace cherries, to decorate (optional)

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. Cook the gooseberries in a heavy bottomed saucepan over a medium heat until pulpy, 15 to 20 minutes (mash occasionally to help release juices). Press through a sieve to form a purée. Melt the gelatine in a little warm water with a squeeze of lemon juice and stir into the purée. Allow to cool.
  2. Boil the sugar in water until dissolved then remove from the heat and beat in eggs until thick, about 15 minutes. Pour the egg mixture into the purée and mix well. Pour into a dessert dish and allow to set.
  3. Decorate with nuts and cherries if desired and serve chilled.

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This is a really good way to serve gooseberries. The recipe is easy to follow and the sweet is ready to eat very quickly. Really nice. - 27 Jul 2014

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