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Gooseberry recipes

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by sparklepig2002, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    Hello all,
    My friend has given me a huge box of gooseberries from her allotment. Do you have any favourite gooseberry recipes, preferably healthy ones, that don't involve too much cream and sugar?
    I don't want to make jam.
    Thank you in advance.
  2. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Unhealthy - fool with cream and sugar, though you could try a lighter version with yoghourt. Cook to a purée, sweeten to taste and fold into whipped cream or yoghourt.

    A lightly sweetened purée as a base for a sauce with mackerel- cuts the richness of the fish. Maybe a little stock and seasoning in too.

    Use to flavour gin.
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  3. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Gooseberry sauce is good with salmon too.

    I'm not a great one for pies and tarts but my mother made a great gooseberry pie ( sorry, I don't have her recipe but I'm sure there are several online)
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  4. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    Thank you, both.
  5. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Gooseberry pie is fab.
    Gooseberry and ginger cheesecake.
    Gooseberry ripple ice cream.
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  6. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Gooseberry liqueur-gooseberries, sugar, plunge into vodka, bottle; later, strain, rebottle and seal, label, gift it for Christmas. To yourself.

    Or if you can get your allotment friend to stump up more stuff-wait for it-gooseberry and courgette wine.
    Yes. A kilo of each yields a gallon of wine. It's lovely.
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  7. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    My Mum-in-Law makes Goosegog crumble with coconut and nuts in the crumble which is delicious but I’m not sure how healthy it is :D
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  8. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    Thank you for all your suggestions.

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