Gooseberry Tart

Gooseberry Tart

The gooseberry is an uncommon fruit.  With an appearance that is more like a grape than a raspberry, gooseberries range in color from red to yellow and green; the ones with the paler color are more tart and wonderful for cooking. 

Because gooseberries can be juicy, a small amount of flour or quick cooking tapioca is added to slightly thicken the juices.

Serve with a scoop of vanilla or honey ice cream.



  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Line the bottom of an 8-inch round or square tart pan with half the pastry dough.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the gooseberries, sugar, flour and salt and gently toss or stir until the berries are coated.
  4. Pour the sugared berries into the pastry-lined pan. Dot with the butter cut into bits. Cover with the remaining dough. Pinch the top and bottom crusts together and cut 2 steam slits in the dough.
  5. Place the tart pan on a baking sheet and for about 40 minutes until the tart is golden brown.
  6. Let cool for 15 minutes before serving.




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