recipes from the escobosa kitchens

Gooseberry Pie

A simple but scrumptious Scandinavian dessert.

Source: Sanna Liedgren

Gooseberry Pie

Ingredients for about 8 people

  • Pie Dough
  • 1.25 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ⅓ pound butter, cold
  • 1.5 tablespoons water, cold
  • Filling
  • 4 cups gooseberries, washed & trimmed
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2.5 tablespoons starch, potato or corn
  • Topping
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, fine
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup crème fraiche

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Dice the cold butter and mix with flour, sugar and water. Knead until fairly smooth and refrigerate for one hour.
  3. Distribute dough into 4 pie tins. Bake at 400°F for 10 minutes.
  4. While the dough is par-baking, wash and trim the berries then mix with the starch and sugar.
  5. Remove the pie crusts from the oven. Distribute the filling among the 4 crusts.Bake at 400°F for 25 minutes.
  6. While pies are baking, mix topping ingredients together.
  7. Remove pies from oven. Let cool. Add a dollop of topping and serve.