Gooseberry recipes

This versatile tangy berry is most often found in desserts, where its tart taste works so well with sweet meringues or pastries.

Our scrumptious gooseberry recipes including fools, gooseberry cheesecakes and gooseberry jam. Our gooseberry and white chocolate frangipane tart is a match made in heaven.

But you can of course also use gooseberries in savoury dishes, like this smoked mackerel and gooseberry salad.

When are gooseberries in season? They can be in season as early as the end of May in the UK, depending on the weather.

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Pulled pork buns with fennel and gooseberry ketchup

Slow cook recipes

Pulled pork buns with fennel and gooseberry ketchup

Porchetta gets slow cooked in this pulled pork bun recipe making it a great make-ahead choice for a weekend dinner...

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Pepper and paneer skewers with gooseberry raita

Quick midweek meals

Pepper and paneer skewers with gooseberry raita

Pair pepper and paneer skewers with a gooseberry raita for a bit of a revelation. The raita is still fresh...

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Gooseberry and white chocolate frangipane tart

Make-ahead dessert recipes

Gooseberry and white chocolate frangipane tart

Gooseberry tart is wonderful as is, but when white chocolate is added to the mix – it’s a bonafide winner....

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Gooseberry and ginger loaf cake

Cake recipes

Gooseberry and ginger loaf cake

Gooseberry’s tart flavour works so well with the warming hum of ground ginger in this wonderfully simple loaf cake. The...

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Gooseberry and elderflower cobbler

Gooseberry recipes

Gooseberry and elderflower cobbler

Don’t leave cobbler to the Americans! Crumble is good and all, but cobbler is what the cool crowd finishes dinner...

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Herby gooseberry focaccia

Focaccia recipes

Herby gooseberry focaccia

This focaccia is everything you need from a bread. It’s laced with olive oil so there’s no need to butter...

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Sticky gooseberry cake with saffron and honey with custard

Gooseberry recipes

Sticky gooseberry cake with saffron and honey with custard

Gill Meller’s gooseberry cake has a pleasing tartness, balanced by the saffron and honey sponge, and mellowed further with homemade...

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Pickled cucumber, fennel, gooseberry, tarragon and lemon salad

Healthy salad recipes

Pickled cucumber, fennel, gooseberry, tarragon and lemon salad

Sharp, sweet, crunchy and fresh – Gill Meller’s quick pickled cucumber salad is the perfect side dish for a summery...

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Pannacotta with gooseberry and elderflower compote

Pannacotta recipes

Pannacotta with gooseberry and elderflower compote

A perfectly set, wobbling pannacotta is a wonderful thing. Served with sweet-tart gooseberry compote, to cut through the creaminess, it...

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Potted pork rillettes with gooseberries and tarragon

Picnic recipes

Potted pork rillettes with gooseberries and tarragon

Gill Meller’s pork rillettes is a fancy picnic recipe served with a quick gooseberry and tarragon chutney which cuts through...

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Smoked mackerel and gooseberry salad

June seasonal recipes

Smoked mackerel and gooseberry salad

Our smoked mackerel and gooseberry salad is packed with tender summer veg, goat’s cheese and radishes. Serve with new potatoes...

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Clotted cream cheesecakes with gooseberry compote

Baked cheesecake recipes

Clotted cream cheesecakes with gooseberry compote

Looking for a summer pudding that’s a bit…different? These decadent little baked clotted cream cheesecakes served with a sparky gooseberry...

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Gooseberry ginger beer

Canapés and cocktails

Gooseberry ginger beer

In early summer gooseberries are fat, irresistible emeralds – use them in this delightful al fresco gooseberry ginger beer cocktail...

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Elderflower fool with poached gooseberries

Fool recipes

Elderflower fool with poached gooseberries

Use our elderflower cordial recipe, or a shop-bought one, to make this summer dessert – the perfect marriage of sweet...

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Gooseberry and elderflower tarts

Gooseberry recipes

Gooseberry and elderflower tarts

This gooseberry tart recipe is easy-peasy to make and is a great get-ahead dessert to make for a summertime dinner...

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Gooseberry fool

Fool recipes

Gooseberry fool

An extra quick fool recipe made with gooseberries, elderflower cream, amaretti biscuits and ready-made meringues. See our similar gooseberry and...

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