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Gooseberry recipes

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

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Use slightly tart gooseberries in this summer dessert with a delicate vanilla custard and filo pastry

1 hr and 15 mins
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Preserve the taste of the season and use up a glut of gooseberries and elderflower cordial to make this simple, sweet spread

35 mins
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Make the most of those gooseberries you've been growing and turn them into gooseberry gin. Drink neat, with tonic, or mix with sparkling water and mint

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

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Add a shot of this fruity, fragrant infused vodka to a cocktail or serve simply with lemonade or tonic water

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

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

45 mins
Easy
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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
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Stuck for what to do with gooseberries? Think of a classic lemon dessert and simply swap the lemon

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

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

1 hr and 40 mins
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Tart gooseberries and jammy strawberries make a tasty pair - serve with a decorative shortcrust pastry top

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

1 hr and 40 mins
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Feed a crowd by serving a big bowl of fruity, creamy syllabub with biscuits and get everyone to dig in

20 mins
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Make the most of a seasonal yield with a comforting crumble bake - a crunchy, buttery topping and fruity filling

1 hr and 5 mins
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This frozen Greek yogurt matches fresh and fragrant flavours- tart gooseberries and delicate floral notes

15 mins
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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
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For your next dinner party try this classic combination of rich, oily mackerel with sour gooseberries. You can also use white grapes in place of the berries

1 hr and 10 mins
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Gooseberries are often underused but they make a really glamorous summer treat

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

40 mins
Easy
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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 hrs
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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
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