This dish is an easily prepared dessert. The basic method can be used for other fillings, such as RHUBARB, APPLE, or APPLE AND BLACKBERRY


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 10 cups gooseberries
  • 1 cup SUPERFINE sugar (NOT confectioners)


Preheat oven to 350*F.
Using your fingers, rub the butter lightly into the flour in a large bowl. When it is like fine breadcrumbs, mix in the brown sugar. Top and tail the berries and place in an oven proof dish. Sprinkle over the superfine sugar, then add the crumble mixture and press the surface down lightly. Bake for 45 minutes in the center of the oven. Serve hot with cream

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: A little Irish Cookbok -John Murphy
Submitted By: Eileen Werth
Gooseberry Crumble