Gooseberry Bars

READY IN: 17mins
Recipe by Sydney Mike

I don't have access to fresh gooseberries, so I rely on Oregon Fruit Products Co for its canned berries! The original of this recipe was found on their website,! Preparation time does not include the time needed for the finished bars to cool.

Top Review by jennyblender

This is a nice recipe! I have to start out by saying I didn't follow the recipe exactly as I used fresh gooseberries not canned. The flavor was nice...the crust buttery and not too sweet and the topping sweet but tart as well. My only struggles with the recipe were that the crust was a bit too firm for me (you know that fork smashing into the plate sound when you try to cut a piece off) and the topping didn't gel as much as I would have expected (it was somewhat firm but falls all over once a piece is taken out of the baking dish). Otherwise, a wonderful recipe! Thanks Sydney Mike....

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F & set out a 9-inch square baking pan.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, powdered sugar & nuts, then cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  3. Press flour mixture evenly into the baking pan & bake 15 minutes.
  4. About 5 minutes before crust is done, in a saucepan combine gooseberries, sugar & cornstarch, cooking & stirring about 4 to 5 minutes or until thickened.
  5. Pour over baked crust, then let cool completely, before slicing & serving!

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