Goldenberry jam is perfect for breakfast or brunch and a unique addition to a charcuterie board. Use it on croissants or other breakfast bread.
Goldenberry Jam Ingredients
Just 3 ingredients and you are on your way to making delightful goldenberry jam.
- Goldenberries (Mine were from Melissa’s Produce)
- Sugar (I used Dixie Crystals)
What is a Goldenberry?
A goldenberry actually has many names. They are also known as Cape Gooseberries, Inca berry, husk cherry, Peruvian groundcherry, and ground cherry. This recipe could also be known as Inca berry jam.
They are similar to a tomatillo only in the fact they are both from the nightshade family and have a papery husk called a lantern.
Goldenberries are native to South America and are a rising star superfood.
Goldenberries are very sour to eat plain, that is why most recipes will call for sugar. This recipe for gooseberry jam has a nice balance of flavor.
Suggestions for making Goldenberry Jam
So the goldenberry has a high pectin content and for this reason, you do not need to buy pectin to make the jam. Many other jams require the use of pectin to jell the mixture.
Overcooking the jam will cause it to become very stiff so watch it like a hawk. This is also a result of the high pectin content. If you’re not familiar with pectin it is a naturally occurring starch found in fruits and vegetables.
How can I use Goldenberry Jam?
Use goldenberry jam as you would any other jam, on toast, a bagel, or an English muffin. It would also be a great addition to a charcuterie board with some crackers or slices of French bread.
Add a spoonful to Greek yogurt or a bowl of oatmeal. This jam will keep in the refrigerator for at least a week.
It didn’t last any longer in my house!
If you like jam, make my freezer strawberry jam. Unlike gooseberry jam, it uses pectin.
Why we love this recipe
- It’s easy. With just 3 ingredients it’s ready to enjoy in no time.
- It’s unique and surprisingly delicious.
- A great addition to a charcuterie board.
- It’s vegetarian.
- Goldenberries are considered a superfood.
- Tried something new.
More Jam and Jelly Recipes
- Freezer Strawberry Jam – The quintessential jam that everyone loves.
- Honeysuckle Jelly – A jelly that makes some of the best sandwiches.
- Hot Pepper Jelly – Perfect over a block of cream cheese and served with crackers as an appetizer.
- 3 ounces Goldenberries From Melissa’s Produce
- 1/2 cup sugar I used Dixie Crystals
- 2 – 3 Tablespoons water
- Peel and wash the goldenberries. (Peeling means removing the paper husk.)
- Slice each berry in half and place in a small saucepan with the sugar and 2 tablespoons of water over medium heat.
- Simmer gently, adjusting the heat as necessary, until the mixture is the consistency of a loose jam.
- Raise the heat and allow to boil until a jam-like consistency is achieved but not longer than 3-4 minutes or the jam will turn to candy, which could be fun too.