Dulce de Uchuvas is a traditional Colombian dessert or sauce. This gooseberry preserve recipe is very easy to make and absolutely delicious.
What is Uchuva or Yellow Gooseberry?
It is an exotic fruit from cultivated in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. It is small, round and a little tart and is used in sauces, desserts, smoothies and salads.
When my grandmother made this 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.
I love making homemade jams or preserves because I only need three ingredients. There’s not artificial preservatives added to this recipe. I usually make extra jars to gift to friends and family. I highly recommend using real sugar and not a sugar substitute to make this gooseberry preserve.
Gooseberry Preserve Recipe (Dulce de Uchuvas)
- 1 cup yellow gooseberries or uchuvas washed
- ⅓ cup water
- ½ cup sugar
- In a small pot over medium high heat, add the water and sugar and bring to a boil.
- 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.
This homemade gooseberry sweet sauce only requires three ingredients and it is very simple to make.
Always allow this dessert to cool fully before refrigerating. If you’d like the texture of your preserve to be more smooth, you can use an immersion blender to puree it.
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