goosberry crumble recipe
goosberry crumble recipe

Gooseberry Crumble


July 1, 2012

When the kids were eating, sorry looking, for strawberries, they came back with a bowl of gooseberries from the bush in our fruit patch. They asked if we could have a gooseberry crumble for pudding that evening so we set about making one.

It is very easy and turned out to be delicious. One of the kids wished he hadn't had the custard on it as it took away from the taste of the gooseberries!

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • 20 mins

    45 mins

    1 hr 5 mins

  • Yields: 5 to 6 Servings


500g gooseberries

85g caster sugar

For the crumble

175g plain flour

85g chilled salted butter

75g demerara sugar


Preheat the oven to 180C

Make the crumble by putting the butter and flour in a bowl. Using the tips of your fingers, rub this together until you get a breadcrumb consistency

Add the sugar and mix in

Top and tail the gooseberries and put them in the bottom of an ovenproof dish, scatter and mix with the caster sugar and add the 2 tablespoons of water

Sprinkle the crumble in a layer over the top of the gooseberries and place in the oven

Bake for about 40-45 minutes until the breadcrumbs are a golden brown being careful not to burn it

Serve with custard or ice cream (or on its own!)

The children did all of this except for the oven work which I helped out with. They enjoy weighing out the ingredients and were fighting over who would make the crumble mixture.



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