This is a recipe that was acquired from a friend with a May Duke cherry tree in Dorset. Her cherries were perfectly in sync with the ripening of the gooseberries in her garden and one year she decided to create a recipe for enjoying them both. Look for May Duke cherries and gooseberries in July and select berries that are not overly ripe.
Gooseberries can be a little tricky to work with, depending on the variety and their ripeness. If the gooseberries are particularly tart then you might want to add a little more sugar.
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