Really Easy Apple and Gooseberry Crumble

Celebrate gooseberry season with this easy Apple and Gooseberry Crumble recipe

Apple and Gooseberry Crumble

My mum gave me a bag of early season gooseberries the other day - lovely and tart at this time of year and perfect for cooking with. The kids and I decided to make a HUGE apple and gooseberry crumble to enjoy over the weekend  - and there is plenty leftover for weekday puddings too.

I'm a custard with crumble kind of person (apart from when I have it for breakfast with Greek Yogurt!), as is my daughter, but the boys prefer theirs with clotted cream. Whichever you decide I can guarantee deliciousness!


Gooseberry Season

The gooseberry season in the UK runs from May to September, with gooseberries are at their best from late June until early August. Early season gooseberries and bright green and tart in flavour, with later varieties often yellow or red in colour and much sweeter. Gooseberries are high in Vitamin C, great for your immune system, and also Vitamin A, which is essential for eyesight.

Other Gooseberry Recipes You Might Like

Red Gooseberry Cakes from Tin & Thyme
Gooseberry & Apple Jam from Fab Food 4 All


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Really Easy Apple and Gooseberry Crumble


Apple and Gooseberry Crumble
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Apple & Gooseberry Cheesecake

A tart and fruity Apple and Gooseberry Crumble
prep time: 15 minscook time: 45 minstotal time: 60 mins


  • Bramley apples, peeled and chopped
  • 150g Gooseberries, topped and tailed
  • 200g Caster Sugar
  • 300g Plain Flour
  • 150g Salted Butter
  • 3 TBSP Demerera Sugar


  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 180°c and lightly butter a large (or several smaller) ovenproof dish.
  • Step 2: In a large pan place the apples, gooseberries and 100g of the caster sugar. Heat until the fruit has broken down and becomes soft. Place into the ovenproof dish.
  • Step 3: In a large bowl rub together the flour and butter until breadcrumbs form then stir through the other 100g of caster sugar. Put on top of the fruit mixture, sprinkle with demerera and bake for about 45 minutes.

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Apple & Blackberry Crumble

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Apple & Blackberry Crumble

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  2. Yum yum, I'm going to make some of this as soon as my order from asda arrives...I just need to go and get some gooseberries

  3. Yum this looks delicious! Love gooseberries, they are sometimes a bit of an ignored fruit. Thanks for sharing :)


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