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Gooseberry crumble – tart, delicious, and made with only 4 ingredients. This is the perfect summer dessert.

gooseberry crumble served with whipped cream

Have you ever tried a gooseberry crumble? If you didn’t, you should. In case you can get some gooseberries, they are not that easy to find.

This gooseberry dessert is everything a summer dessert should be like! It uses seasonal produce, it is fresh and tangy, light yet satisfying, easy to make and you can be sure that everybody will love it!

fresh gooseberries baked into a dessert

What do you need?

Gooseberries:

  • Tart, rather firm yet juicy berries. They can be light green (tarter) or red (sweeter).
  • They are not always easy to find. You can search for them at the farmer’s market.
  • In Germany, I can buy them in the supermarket in summer, but they are not a staple, you might be able to find them 3-4 times in July/August.
  • My gooseberries always come from the bush I have in my garden. From all the berry bushes I’ve planted years ago, the gooseberry one is the most prolific. Not every year, but at least every second one or so.
  • Gooseberries can be canned like any other fruit and berries, I always can them the way I can raspberries, cherries or blueberries, for instance. But you might want to add slightly more sugar, they are tarter than most berries.

Crumble:

  • You will need all-purpose flour, granulated sugar and butter. That’s it!
crumble recipe with tart berries in a pink baking dish

How to make?

  • Wash the berries.
  • Place the gooseberries in a casserole dish.
  • Add the sugar and water. Toss to combine.
  • Make the crumble. Place the flour, sugar and cubed, cold butter in the food processor and pulse a few time to obtain the crumbs.
  • Spread the crumbles over the gooseberries in the baking dish.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the gooseberries are bubbly and the crumble is golden brown.
  • Let cool slightly before serving.
gooseberries mixed with sugar and covered with crumbles

Tip

The berries might have a tiny stem and a little dried brown thingie on the bottom side. I never bother removing those, I would go nuts if I had to pick each berry and remove those parts. And trust me, neither I or anybody else ever noticed those things in the finished dish.

How to serve?

  • The gooseberry crumble can be served warm or at room temperature.
  • If serving warm, you might want to add a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top, it is an amazing combination.
  • If serving cool, serve with whipped cream or vanilla sauce.
  • Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to two days. The sauce will firm up slightly, but it will still be delicious.
berry crumble dessert close up on a spoon

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berry dessert served with whipped cream on a white plate

Gooseberry Crumble

Gooseberry crumble – tart, delicious, and made with only 4 ingredients. This is the perfect summer dessert.
4.75 from 4 votes
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: English
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 390kcal
Author: Adina

Ingredients 

  • Gooseberries:
  • about 700 g/ 1.5 lb/ about 5 cups gooseberries
  • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 60 ml/ 2 fl.oz/ ¼ cup water
  • Crumble:
  • 150 g/ 5.3 oz/ 2/3 cup unsalted butter cold
  • 150 g/ 5.3 oz/ ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 250 g/ 8.8 oz/ 2 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius/ 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Berries:

  • Wash the berries. Place in a casserole dish (about 25×20 cm/ 10×8 inches). Add the sugar and water. Toss to combine.

Crumble:

  • Place the flour, sugar and cubed, cold butter in the food processor and pulse a few time to obtain the crumbs. Alternatively, cut the butter into the flour with a small knife or a pastry cutter. Spread the crumbles over the gooseberries.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes until the gooseberries are bubbly and the crumble is golden brown. Let cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/8 of the dish | Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 4mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 27g
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Kelly | Foodtasia

Thursday 13th of August 2020

I've seen gooseberries in the market but I wasn't sure what to do with them! This crumble looks wonderful!