Gooseberry Crumble Pots

Gooseberry crumble with ice cream

A simple fruit crumble is one of my favourite desserts. They’re great to make any time of the year using whatever fruit is in season. During the winter I prefer hot custard with crumble, but in the summer I’d go for cream or ice-cream, as you can see. The advantage of doing these, or any dessert, in individual potsΒ is to save yourself the temptation of dishing up a large portion from a big pot. These ones use gooseberries from a friend’s garden.


250-300g gooseberries
40g caster/superfine sugar
90g plain white flour
35g brown sugar
40g cold butter
1/4 teaspoon salt


1. Wash the gooseberries.

Gooseberries washed

2. Top and tail them, and stir in the caster sugar.

Gooseberries with sugar

3. Place the flour, butter and salt in a bowl. Using your fingers, rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

4. Stir the brown sugar into the crumble mixture.

5. Divide the gooseberries into ramekin dishes, and sprinkle the crumble mixture on top. I thought this would make four pots, but it ended up making five. Not sure why we always feel recipes should result in a even number of portions!

Raw crumble pots

6. Place into a preheated oven 180C/350F for about 25 mins until top is browned and fruit is bubbling up at the sides.

7. Eat. Say yum.

Gooseberry crumble with ice cream


17 responses to “Gooseberry Crumble Pots

  1. Yum, yum! Would you mind if I copy your photo of the finished product to my Pictures and post it at my Facebook on Friday? Something called Gooseberry Crumble Pots would be a perfect addition to TermiteWriter’s Birthday Giveaway! I invited you and Neil and I hope you’ll be able to stop by! I’m giving away free books!


      • Thank you! Yes, there will be cake! In fact, you’ll already find one on the event page! And over here we often make apple crisp or apple brown Betty, which are pretty much the same thing. My grandmother used gooseberries when my mother was a little girl, but I can’t remember if I’ve ever eaten them. I was always told that they were very tart!


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