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Gooseberry Pie Recipe

Best gooseberry recipes

Published: June 14, 2021 at 2:45 pm
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Make the most of these slightly tart British berries in our recipes, from gooseberry crumble and meringue pie to drizzle cake and even gooseberry salsa to serve with prawns (trust us, it works!)

Looking for the best gooseberry recipes? Want the best gooseberry desserts? Try our ideas here and then check out our summer desserts.


These slightly tart little berries are a classic summertime ingredient in Britain, their refreshingly sharp flavour working well in both sweet and savoury dishes.


When are gooseberries in season?

UK gooseberry season starts in June and ends in August. Gooseberries are at their best in July.

Easy gooseberry recipes

Gooseberry crumble

This cinnamon and gooseberry crumble recipe is really easy to follow and makes great individual puds. Make a batch and freeze some for when you need a sweet hit or have people over for dinner.

Gooseberry Crumble Recipe With Cinnamon

Gooseberry fools with elderflower

These fruity, creamy puds look sophisticated when served in posh glasses. An easy dinner party dessert that can be made ahead.

Elderflower gooseberry fool

Gooseberry pie

This gooseberry sugar crust pie is a great alternative to apple or rhubarb for the summer months – and it looks stunning. Use a mix of pink- and green-skinned gooseberries for a colourful filling.

Gooseberry Pie Recipe

BBQ prawns with roasted gooseberry salsa

Believe it or not, prawns and gooseberries are made for each other. Try them together in this super simple BBQ recipes.

A silver tray topped with juicy pink prawns with a green sauce on the side

Gooseberry cake with elderflower drizzle

Make the most of these fresh and tart British summer berries in a comforting almond cake lifted with sweet elderflower drizzle.

Gooseberry and Almond Cake Recipe with Elderflower Drizzle

Gooseberry meringue pie

This gooseberry and elderflower meringue pie is a wonderful twist on lemon meringue pie and is a great dessert to make when gooseberries are in season. Readymade shortcrust pastry makes the recipe much more straightforward too.

Gooseberry Meringue Pie Recipe

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