Gooseberry Jam Recipe -
Gooseberry Jam Recipe
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Gooseberry Jam

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"This is a jam recipe was given to me by my mother in law. She made it every year and would send us a pint because we could not get gooseberries where we lived."

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Original recipe makes 10 - half pint jars Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Remove blossom and stem ends from gooseberries. Force berries through food mill. Measure 4 cups of the berry mash into a large pot. Stir in the sugar. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, and boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and stir in pectin at once. Skim off any foam with a large metal spoon.
  2. Sterilize jars and lids in boiling water for at least 10 minutes. Take turns with skimming foam, and stirring the berry mixture for 5 minutes to let it cool slightly. Ladle into hot sterile jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace.
  3. Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 07, 2003

Delicious! I'd never tasted a gooseberry before, and wasn't sure what to expect. My jam turned out great, perfect sweet/tart combo, and such a beautiful color. My family loves it too!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 15, 2010

I followed the recipe on the sure jell and used the low sugar kind. My mom has gooseberries and I wanted to use them to see how they tasted. I enjoy them on the bush but had never cooked with them. I didn't like the jelly. My mom and dad love the jelly. I guess it's up to your taste buds! I also didn't use the skin or seeds. I put them in a juicer and only used the juice. It is a very pretty color.


8 Ratings

Jun 30, 2011

Not having a food mill, I crushed my berries in a food processor on "chop". Nice texture, good jam consistency, delicious!

Aug 10, 2009

this recipe was GREAT! I have gooseberries growing on my property my jam was not as dark as the picture here, (maybe different types of gooseberries?) mine was a lovely rose color i left the seeds in and it was just fine! you really cant even tell they're in there. Thanks!

Aug 24, 2013

To Cloverdale: I know your post is a year old, but I just wanted to say that, yes, there actually ARE do-overs when it comes to jam that did not set well. You just dump all the jam out of the jars into a jam pot. Bring to a full, rolling boil. Cook for just 30 secs. Remove from heat. Add in more pectin.Add more pectin (I would suggest perhaps the rest of the package?). Stir and skim for 5 minutes. Put back into clean, sterilized jars. Note that liquid pectin called for in this recipe and the powder or crystal kind are no interchangeable. The crystal pectin generally calls for less fruit and less sugar for 1 packet than will be called for in a recipe using liquid. Also, double check the size of the pectin. It used to come in 6 ounce bottles, which is what this recipe is referring to. It calls for 1/2 of a 6 ounce bottle or 3 ounces. Today, liquid pectin is usually in 3 ounce pouches, so you would use a full pouch. If you want to make jelly, you cannot just substitute an equal quantity of juice for the fruit. Jelly making is another whole art and uses different recipes. Usually more sugar and more pectin.

Jun 30, 2012

Good flavor, but you may want to add more pectin. I had fantastic gooseberries, but this recipe produced a runny product. Unfortunately, there are no "do-overs" when making jam.

Feb 11, 2014

Thank you so much!!!!! You helped me with a game im creating. P.S. Its yummy


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  • Calories
  • 65 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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