Ways To Eat Cape Gooseberries


Our Cape Gooseberries are a globular fruit that have an orangey yellow skin. They are wrapped in a tan papery husk that looks similar to a lantern. Cape gooseberries have a tangy flavour, similar to a cherry tomato, with notes of pineapple, mango, and lemon. Their peak season is between late summer and fall.


Cape gooseberries can be eaten raw or cooked. They are often added to baking recipes such as gooseberry scones and lemon tart. Because of their unique and versatile flavour, they can be used in sweet or savoury dishes. Here are some ways to use them in the kitchen:

  • Turned into jam or chutney
  • Sliced and tossed with green salad
  • Chopped into salsa
  • Blended into smoothies
  • Made into a puree
  • Incorporated into cereal, oatmeal, or yogurt
  • Ice cream topping
  • Dipped in chocolate
  • Rolled in sugar as a bite-sized dessert
  • Cooked into preserves or compotes
  • Used in pies, tarts, crumbles, and scones
  • Cooked into gazpacho
  • Mixed into rice or stuffing
  • Baked into bread and muffins
  • Served with burrata cheese and balsamic vinegar
  • Added to fruit salad
  • Canned or dried
  • Added to pumpkin or cinnamon loaf
  • Turned into sorbet