Gooseberries are not really in favor in the US but you occasionally find them. My first taste of one was in Missouri at a little diner. I don't care how good your fried chicken or meatloaf is, if you can't make a good pie, you shouldn't be a diner. And boy could they make a pie. I don't remember if I ordered the gooseberry pie or if it was my mother-in-law or my sister-in-law. Needless to say we all share. So whoever ordered it, I got to taste it. I had never had a gooseberry pie before and was shocked at how good it was. Sweet, tart and in perfect combination. I knew that one day I would grow them. In parts of the US and even Massachusetts they are illegal to plant, but in my town of Arlington it is legal.The recipe I use I found online. It has a sour cream filling. I don't follow that recipe totally. I like to add 2 cups of mashed fruit and a bit more flour. Because the pie really ought to be about the gooseberries and not about the sour cream.
Pie is not all that I'm bringing. I think a chard tart is in the works for tomorrow. If I have time I'll write about that too.