Gooseberry recipes

    Find savoury and dessert gooseberry recipes including gooseberry crumble, gooseberry jam, gooseberry sauce for mackerel. All delicious ways to use up your garden gooseberries.

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    15 reviews

    Easiest jam recipe ever. Try it with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries or blackberries and see for yourself.

    Recipe by: suziefish

    3 reviews

    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.

    Recipe by: DrGas

    2 reviews

    A perfect combination of redcurrants and gooseberries results in this delicious jam that's perfect on croissants, scones or even with roast lamb.

    Recipe by: yummers

    2 reviews

    I love making this refreshing fool in the summer when fresh gooseberries are at their peak! Serve with extra cream or yoghurt and shortbread.

    Recipe by: meganw

    11 reviews

    This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law. She made it every year.

    Recipe by: SWIZZLESTICKS

    1 review

    The sharp tang of the gooseberries provides the perfect contrast to the sweet cupcakes with their crunchy topping. As gooseberries freeze well, these can be made all year round - but defrost the gooseberries before adding them the cake mix. This recipe is from my book 'Special Cupcakes'. See footnote below for more details.

    Recipe by: Wendy Sweetser

    1 review

    Succulent duck is simply prepared and served with a lovely gooseberry sauce. You can prepare this recipe with duck breast, which makes it much quicker to cook. Just note you won't get as much stock, though.

    Recipe by: Maria

    1 review

    This stunning gooseberry and elderflower jam is heavenly dolloped on rice pudding, as the filling for a sponge cake or even swirled into a fool.

    Recipe by: RobCan

    1 review

    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.

    Recipe by: W.I.

    No reviews

    Mackerel is a well-flavoured, highly nutritious fish and is good simply grilled and served with a fruity sauce – here gooseberry and fennel, flavoured with elderflower cordial. A side dish of rosti potatoes and a green vegetable complete the meal. Ask the fishmonger to clean the fish and remove the heads if you wish.

    Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

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