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Gooseberry Pie

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Gooseberry Pie

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Bake 45 mins

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Green gooseberries come from a spiny bush. The sweet-tart berries are mellowed with sugar for this two-crust pie.


  • 1 recipe Pastry for Double-Crust Pie (see recipe below)
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen gooseberries
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon light cream or milk
  • Sugar (about 2 teaspoons)


  1. Prepare pie pastry. Roll out half of the pastry to a 12-inch circle. Ease into a 9-inch pie plate. Trim pastry even with rim of pie plate. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine berries, and 1 tablespoon water. Cook over medium-low heat until the berries "pop," stirring occasionally.
  3. Combine the 1-1/2 cups sugar, the flour, and nutmeg; add to the gooseberries in the saucepan. Cook and stir until mixture just begins to bubble.
  4. Spread mixture in the pastry-lined pie plate. Roll out remaining pastry. Cut slits to allow steam to escape. Place remaining pastry on filling; trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold top pastry under bottom pastry. Crimp edge as desired. Brush top crust with cream or milk; sprinkle with a little sugar. Cover the edge of the pie with foil.
  5. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil. Bake about 20 minutes more or until top is golden. Cool. Makes 8 servings.

Pastry for Double-Crust Pie


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 6 - 7 tablespoons cold water


  1. In a mixing bowl, stir together all-purpose flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are pea size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of cold water over part of the mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to the side of the bowl. Repeat moistening dough, using 1 tablespoon cold water at a time, until all the dough is moistened (6 to 7 tablespoons cold water total). Divide dough in half. Form each half into a ball.

Nutrition Facts

(Gooseberry Pie)

Servings Per Recipe 8, cal. (kcal) 454, chol. (mg) 1, sodium (mg) 136, carb. (g) 71, Fat, total (g) 18

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