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Monday, August 22, 2016

Oh Yes, it's Gooseberry Pie



Mention Gooseberry Pie and your guests will wrinkle their noses. 



Serve the pie with whipping cream laced with Likör. 

One of your more adventuresome guests will give it a try.
 And then the pie will disappear in a flash...
and a new legend is born.  






If you don't have a Gooseberry bush in your garden, Oregon Gooseberries are a great substitute. 







My Gooseberries are red.
Red or green, they all taste the same and both make a most unusual and delicious pie.


Recipe (It's on the can)

You will need 2 cans of Gooseberries, sugar, cornstarch, salt, butter and Pastry for a 9-inch double Pie Crust 

Whipping Cream is optional. 


If you like people talking about you, 
this will do it.  

Have a great week dear friends, 

Gina 

16 comments:

  1. Gooseberry Pie sounds different and delicious! Good thing you captured a photo before the pie was devoured.

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    1. Hello Lorrie, Not many people have tasted gooseberry pie...it is surprisingly delicious.

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  2. That makes my mouth water! And you made such a pretty crust! Hugs!

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    1. Hello Lavender Dreamer, Every time I bake a gooseberry pie I wonder why I don't make it more often. Gooseberries are always available in cans and they are just as good.

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  3. This sounds intriguing! I don't think I have ever tried a gooseberry but I think I'd like to!......especially it it is wrapped in pastry and served with whipped cream!

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    1. Hello Pondside, The Oregon can of Gooseberries has a very good pie recipe printed on the back of the label. Even a ready made crust would work in a pinch.

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  4. Dear Gina - I would never wrinkle my nose at a gooseberry - gooseberry pie, gooseberry crumble, gooseberry jam, we both love them all. Your pie looks wonderful.

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    1. Dear Rosemary, Why am I not surprised that you know all about gooseberries. Gooseberry crumble sounds delicious...may have to give it a try.

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  5. Dear Gina, that pie looks so wonderful...how I would love to sample a slice, even without additional cream, although I wouldn't decline just a bit of that cream.

    I've never seen canned gooseberries, but at a certain point of the summer fruit season, some very elegantly priced small containers of golden green gooseberries do appear at the farmers market. Every other year I suddenly feel wealthy enough to take home this treasure. Looking at Rosemary's prior comment as I type have made me green with envy at all the gooseberry riches I've yet to sample. xo to you and to Rosemary.

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    1. Dear Frances, Getting gooseberries ready for pie is a lot of work. One has to remove the stem and also the left over blossom. It is much easier to use the canned variety. But I do love the way you describe your "golden green treasures".

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  6. I've not eaten gooseberries since childhood, I didn't care for them then but adding Likor infused cream to the dish might make me try again!
    Thanks for joining us for Mosaic Monday this week.

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    1. Hello Maggie, Like rhubarb, gooseberries need a lot of sugar. And an extra dollop of cream makes it a very special dessert.

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  7. Yum! I'll have to go looking for a can of gooseberries now! Love seeing your beautiful ceramics, too. Have a great week!

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    1. Hello Snap, Better buy two cans of Gooseberries...at least that is what the recipe calls for on the back of the label. Good Luck.

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  8. My mother grew many green gooseberries, the bushes were in the back garden. We often made creamy gooseberry fool - and it was one of my favorite childhood desserts enjoyed after I had to do the 'top and tail' chore with a pair of scissors! Perhaps I can try replicating it with the canned version - will look for them in my grocery as I do love them. Notice that many online recipes, mostly from the UK, now use Greek Yogurt which they say makes a beautiful dessert, and some even add elderflower cordial - and that I do have on hand!
    Your pie looks delish dear Gina and the red color berries are so pretty.

    Hugs - Mary

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    1. Dear Mary, I only have one gooseberry bush and it never has enough berries on it to make a pie. I will have to look up and see how a creamy gooseberry fool is made. I can't imagine how a Greek Yogurt would improve the recipe, but one never knows. I have gone the extra step and made a custard and gooseberry version which is really sensational.
      If you can't find gooseberries at your Grocers I noticed that Amazon carries the Oregon brand.

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