For dessert at the Paleo Porn Family Dinner, I whipped up a double batch of these Dark Chocolate Dipped Gooseberries and now you can make them too.
I’ve seen gooseberries sold at Standard Market before and I’ve purchased them every time I’ve seen them sold because they’re so exotic. They’re not super sweet and they’re just so damn cute!
Little did I know when I picked them up that, despite the label, I wasn’t getting gooseberries at all.
Gooseberries vs. Cape Gooseberries
Gooseberries are a fruit, similar to currants, that have been around for quite some time.
Cape gooseberries, on the other hand, are related to tomatillos and other nightshades. They are still technically a fruit, but they come from a completely different plant and species than gooseberries.
Cape Gooseberries are also known as golden berries and ground cherries in other countries. They are native to South America, but were grown by the early settlers of the Cape of Good Hope as early as 1807, which is probably where the fruit gets its name.
A Perfect Pairing with Chocolate Haystacks
You’ll notice the chocolate dipped gooseberries are not alone on the plate. I served two gooseberries along with a large chocolate haystack, but I changed the recipe a bit. I added fresh pomegranate seeds into the mix.
This Paleo dessert combination will make a delicious treat that won’t raise your blood sugar into oblivion. :)