Gooseberry Preserve (Dulce de Uchuvas)

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Dulce de Uchuvas (Gooseberry Preserves) |

Uchuva or yellow gooseberry is a typical Colombian fruit. It is small, round and a little tart and is used in sauces, desserts and salads. When my grandmother made dulce de uchuvas, she served it with fresh white cheese, similar to the farmer’s cheese in United States. I love to eat it with vanilla ice cream.

Buen provecho!

Dulce de Uchuvas or gooseberries Preserve

Dulce de Uchuvas Colombiano



  • 1 cup yellow gooseberries or uchuvas washed
  • 1/3 cup water
  • ¼ cup sugar

Gooseberry Preserve (Dulce de Uchuvas)

Gooseberry Preserve (Dulce de Uchuvas)


  1. In a small pot over medium high heat, add the water and sugar and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium low, add the uchuvas and cook about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat transfer to a glass container and refrigerate.
  3. Gooseberry Preserve (Dulce de Uchuvas)

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  1. says

    A friend here in Bogotá served warm uchuva jam over brie and it was AMAZING….
    Could be a nice alternative to cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving…hmmm.

    Thanks for the recipe!

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