Gooseberry Preserve (Dulce de Uchuvas)

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Dulce de Uchuvas or gooseberries Preserve

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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  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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