Published Jun 19th
Prep 20m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 10 - half pint jars Calories 64.8

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.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 quarts fresh gooseberries
  • 6 cups white sugar
  • ½ (6 fluid ounce) container liquid pectin

Cooking Directions

  1. 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. 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. 3 Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 64.8
  • Carbohydrate 16.6 g
  • Fat 0.1 g
  • Fiber 0.7 g
  • Protein 0.1 g
  • Sodium 0.3 mg
  • Sugar 15 g

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  1. I didn't have enough goose berries so mixed in red currents. Cut back on the sugar and didn't use any pectin. It took a lot longer to thicken but it was awesome. After the first taste a second flavor came out … awesome on toast, crackers and ice cream.
  2. This worked just as described. I have saved and will be making again
  3. Thank you so much!!!!! You helped me with a game im creating. P.S. Its yummy
  4. 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 - Read more ...
  5. 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.
  6. Not having a food mill I crushed my berries in a food processor on "chop". Nice texture good jam consistency delicious!
  7. 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 - Read more ...
  8. 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!
  9. 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!