Gooseberry Custard

Gooseberry Custard

Makes 4-6 servings


  • 2 lb Gooseberries topped and Tailed
  • 2 pt Water
  • 1 oz Butter
  • 1 tbsp Rosewater or lemon juice
  • 8 oz Sugar
  • 1/2 pint Double cream
  • 4 Eggs


  1. Wash the gooseberries and drain well. Put saucepan with the water and simmer until soft Mash gently with a fork, then stir in the butter rosewater or lemon juice and sugar and cook gently until the sugar is completely dissolved, Whisk the cream and eggs together, then stir into the gooseberry mixture. Cook over a low heat, stirring, until thickened. Pour into a serving bowl and chill. Serve with boudoir or cats tongue biscuits.