Gooseberry Preserve (Dulce de Uchuvas)

by Erica Dinho on May 31, 2009

Dulce de Uchuvas or gooseberries Preserve

Dulce de Uchuvas

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.



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


  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.
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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 OysterCulture May 31, 2009 at 4:28 PM

This sounds like the perfect combination white cheese, a bit of this preserves and a nice glass of wine. What a winner. Thanks for sharing.


2 Sophie May 31, 2009 at 4:32 PM

MMMM…looks lovely! I don’t know if i can find these lovely orange coloured gooseberries but I will hunt them down,…


3 rebecca subbiah May 31, 2009 at 9:26 PM

oh those things look great can you buy them in the States we have green ones in the UK and they are sour


4 Erica May 31, 2009 at 10:21 PM

Hi Rebecca,
I live in Connecticut and I found gooseberries in my supermarket.


5 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie May 31, 2009 at 10:03 PM

These preserves would go perfectly with this snowy white goat cheese cheddar we found this weekend! Yum!


6 Soma June 1, 2009 at 1:32 PM

We find these in India too, but I have never seen these here. How lovely with white cheese!


7 Lori Lynn June 2, 2009 at 9:28 AM

Sounds excellent with cheese. Very pretty too!


8 Diana August 23, 2011 at 9:36 AM

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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