Strawberry and Cape Gooseberry Galette
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If you've never had a Cape gooseberry before, you're in for a treat! This strawberry and Cape gooseberry galette is unique and incredibly flavorful!

Have you ever had a Cape gooseberry before? If not, this strawberry and Cape gooseberry galette is the perfect introduction to gooseberries!

TBH I’m surprised that more people don’t know what a Cape gooseberry is – or what they taste like! Hopefully after this post, you’ll give them a try (trust me, you won’t regret it).

What is a gooseberry fruit?

Cape gooseberries (AKA goldenberries) are small orange fruits that are roughly the size of grapes. They’re a part of the nightshade family along with tomatoes, eggplants, and tomatillos. In fact, they have a similar “husk” just like tomatillos do!

Cape gooseberries are native to South America and tend to grow wild in Chile and Peru, though they’re grown all around the world now. They have all sorts of names associated with them such as Poha berries, Inca berries, ground cherries, and strawberry tomatoes.

In the early 19th century, these small berries became very popular around the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa which is why so many people just call them “Cape Gooseberries”.

They have quite a unique flavor – they’re sweet, tangy, tart, and some even refer to them as having a tropical flavor! They’re delicious on their own and can be eaten raw but I truthfully love them best in baked goods.

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Ingredients

To make this strawberry and Cape gooseberry galette, you’ll need:

To be completely honest with you, this galette may be my most favorite one yet.

Between the tropical flavors of the Cape gooseberries and the sweet strawberries… I mean you just can’t beat it! If you’re not after a tropical tasting galette, I’ve got you covered:

Regardless of the galette you choose, one thing stays the same – I always make my galette dough from scratch. I’ve linked my recipe above in the ingredients list, but if you’re short on time feel free to use store bought pie crust! It’ll still be good, but the taste isn’t the same unless it’s homemade!

How to make a strawberry and cape gooseberry galette

First, make the galette dough. You can find the recipe here – you’ll want to make this about an hour and 15 minutes ahead of time (due to the chill + rest time).

Take the galette dough out of the fridge and let it rest for 15 minutes on the counter. During this time, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and make the filling.

Remove the Cape gooseberries from their husks and wash well. They’ll be quite sticky, this is normal! A good rinse will remove that. Once they’re washed, dry them with a paper towel, and cut them in half.

Add the sliced Cape gooseberries to a medium sized bowl. Wash the strawberries, remove the stems, and slice. Then add these to the bowl with the gooseberries along with the sugar, corn starch, and lemon zest. Mix well and set to the side.

Sprinkle your workspace with flour and begin rolling the galette dough until you have a 12 inch circle. Then place the filling directly in the middle of the galette leaving about 2 inches from the edges.

Fold the edges over the mixture and brush the with a light egg wash. Sprinkle some sugar on top of the egg wash and bake for about 35 minutes (or until the sides are a nice golden brown).

Let your galette cool on a wire rack for at least an hour before cutting into it. Top it with some vanilla ice cream and enjoy 🙂

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Strawberry and Cape Gooseberry Galette

If you’ve never had a Cape gooseberry before, you’re in for a treat! This strawberry and Cape gooseberry galette is unique and incredibly flavorful!

  • Author: Kayla
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Time Spent Chilling: 1 Hour
  • Cook Time: 35 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour & 45 Minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 3 oz carton of Cape gooseberries
  • 1 lb strawberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 TBSP corn starch
  • Lemon zest from one lemon
  • Homemade galette dough

Instructions

  1. First, make the galette dough. You can find the recipe here – you’ll want to make this about an hour and 15 minutes ahead of time (due to the chill + rest time).
  2. Take the galette dough out of the fridge and let it rest for 15 minutes on the counter. During this time, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and make the filling.
  3. Remove the Cape gooseberries from their husks and wash well. Rinse them, dry them with a paper towel, and cut them in half.
  4. Add the sliced Cape gooseberries to a medium sized bowl. Wash the strawberries, remove the stems, and slice. Then add these to the bowl with the gooseberries along with the sugar, corn starch, and lemon zest. Mix well and set to the side.
  5. Sprinkle your workspace with flour and begin rolling the galette dough until you have a 12 inch circle. Then place the filling directly in the middle of the galette leaving about 2 inches from the edges.
  6. Fold the edges over the mixture and brush the with a light egg wash. Sprinkle some sugar on top of the egg wash and bake for about 35 minutes (or until the sides are a nice golden brown).
  7. Let your galette cool on a wire rack for at least an hour before cutting into it. Top it with some vanilla ice cream and enjoy 🙂

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