Easy Goldenberry Jam (3 Ingredients)

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Goldenberry jam is perfect for breakfast or brunch and a unique addition to a charcuterie board. Use it on croissants or other breakfast bread.

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Jam in a ramekin with a butter knife balanced on the edge and goldenberries next to it on a blue tablecloth.

Goldenberry Jam Ingredients

Just 3 ingredients and you are on your way to making delightful goldenberry jam.

Sugar and goldenberries on a blue tablecloth.

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.

Goldenberries, sugar and water in a saucepan.

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.

Goldenberry jam on a butter knife with goldenberries on the tablecloth.

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.

Goldenberry jam Twitter image.

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.


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Goldenberry Jam

Use Goldenberry Jam on croissants or any other breakfast bread.
5 from 23 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time3 minutes
Total Time13 minutes
Course: Condiments Spices and Sauces
Servings: 1 /2 cup


  • 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.

Recipe Notes

Start with 2 tablespoons of water and add more if needed.

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  1. This is a delicious one to spread on toast. I have seen these berries and the next time I spot these, I making this 3 ingredients jam!

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