Two gooseberry & custard pies on a table with a spoon alongside

Gooseberry recipes

35 Recipes

Often the unsung hero of summer fruits, gooseberries boast a refreshing tartness that's ideal for crumbles, tarts, jams and drinks.

Gooseberry & custard pies

5

(1 rating)

Use slightly tart gooseberries in this summer dessert with a delicate vanilla custard and filo pastry
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Gooseberry & elderflower jam

5

(5 ratings)

Preserve the taste of the season and use up a glut of gooseberries and elderflower cordial to make this simple, sweet spread
  • 35 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Gooseberry jam, muscat & mascarpone cake

0

(0 ratings)

Impress guests with this stunning muscat and mascarpone cake, made with a luxurious gooseberry jam centre. This grown-up dessert is perfect for afternoon tea
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Gooseberry & elderflower trifle

0

(0 ratings)

Bake your own homemade sponge make this trifle extra special. With gooseberry purée and elderflower cordial, it's full of summer flavours...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Gooseberry chutney

4.333335

(3 ratings)

Have a glut of gooseberries in the garden? Enjoy this gooseberry chutney with your favourite cheeses and crackers. It also makes a lovely gift
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Gooseberry fool

4.791665

(24 ratings)

Whip up this yoghurt-based fruity syllabub dessert in only 20 minutes - great for a last minute dinner party
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Gooseberry & orange drizzle cake

4.827585

(29 ratings)

Use up a garden glut in this simple and fruity adaptation of a classic - serve with custard for a winning pudding
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Gooseberry & camomile jam

5

(1 rating)

A great recipe to prolong enjoyment of the short gooseberry season. Bursting with exciting summer flavours: the sharpness of the fruit is countered by calming floral undertones
  • 55 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Gooseberry meringue tart

4.5

(4 ratings)

Stuck for what to do with gooseberries? Think of a classic lemon dessert and simply swap the lemon
  • 50 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Gooseberry ice cream

4.8

(5 ratings)

Churning your own frozen dessert is a little effort, but great for using up seasonal fruit
  • 40 mins
  • More effort

Gooseberry crème brûlée tart

4.8

(5 ratings)

Seasonal berries and sweet pastry make a stunning dessert for a dinner party - blowtorch for a beautifully crisp cracked sugar topping
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort

Gooseberry flapjack crumble

5

(2 ratings)

The addition of sweet apple tones down the sharpness of the green berries in this oaty baked pudding
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Gooseberry crumble

4.9

(10 ratings)

Make the most of a seasonal yield with a comforting crumble bake - a crunchy, buttery topping and fruity filling
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Gooseberry jam

4.793105

(29 ratings)

Use up a seasonal glut of fruit in a tasty homemade preserve - store it for months or present it as a gift in a rustic hamper
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Easy gooseberry cobbler

4

(7 ratings)

This low-fat and satisfying cobbler is the perfect way to end a roast lunch with friends in summer
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Gooseberry pie

5

(2 ratings)

As this classic British pie is so simple, it's worth making your own pastry. Served warm, all it needs is a drizzle of custard or a scoop of ice cream
  • 2 hours
  • More effort

Gooseberry gems

4.6

(5 ratings)

Gooseberries are often overlooked, but it’s just a matter of knowing how to cook them and how to dress them up...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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