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Gooseberry Jam with bread

Gooseberry Jam Recipe

Janice Pattie
A simple 3 ingredient recipe which couldn't be simpler to make or more delicious to eat on bread, scones or toast.
4.75 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course jam
Cuisine British
Servings 28 servings
Calories 70 kcal


  • large pot or pressure cooker
  • weighing scales
  • long wooden spoon
  • ladle or large serving spoon
  • 2 glass jam jars with lids


  • 450 g gooseberries 1 lb
  • 4 tbsp water with ripe fruit or 300ml with under-ripe fruit
  • 450 g sugar with ripe fruit or 550g sugar with under-ripe fruit


  • Wash, the gooseberries and remove the stalks and the dried flower from the ends.
  • Put the gooseberries into the pan with the water and simmer until tender.
    gooseberries in pan for gooseberry jam
  • Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
    Gooseberries in pan with sugar
  • Boil rapidly for 15 - 20 minutes until setting point is reached.
    Gooseberry Jam boiling in pan
  • Test for set using the wrinkle test, skim the foam from the top of the jam, and ladle into sterilised jars.
    ladle of gooseberry jam
  • Fill the jars right to the top and seal with sterilised lids.
    jars of gooseberry jam



Calories: 70kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 36mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 53IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
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