Gooseberries have a high pectin content, so they are just perfect for turning into jam. The gooseberry is a vibrant summer fruit commanding its place in jams, pork dishes and desserts such as gooseberry fool. We first made this jam in 1973 when we lived in rural Cambridgeshire and used gooseberries from our cottage garden. We have continued to make this jam whenever we have had a good crop and it is always fabulous and full of flavour. Look for gooseberries that are slightly under-ripe for this jam as this will result in the best set and flavour.
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