Oops, I guess it isn't the first time I've ever played with gooseberries. I've forgotten the first time I made a gooseberry pie.
If you had eaten it, you wouldn't have wanted to remember it either. It was one of the worst things I've ever tasted. Someone, since I can't remember who right now, who will forever live in unnamed infamy gave me a bag of frozen very green gooseberries. I made a pie. It was horrible. It wasn't edible. Well, I mean it COULD be eaten, but nobody wanted to.
So, when a very dear friend gave me a gallon zip-loc bag of mixed colors of gooseberries, I decided to try again. Especially after I ate one and it tasted good. I figured if they were good enough to eat out of hand, they ought to make a good pie.
2 cups gooseberries
2 cups fresh or frozen blue berries
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup flour
Using my favorite pie crust, I made a 4" pie with gooseberries alone, and this Blue Goose pie. I liked the one with just gooseberries, I made sure to use the darkest berries. The Blue Goose pie was better the second day and I used the darkest berries there, too.