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Turn goldenberries and blueberries into a simple crumble topped pie. It’s a perfectly easy way to turn the fun fruit into a delicious dessert!

slice of blueberry and goldenberry pie with crumble topping and scoop of ice cream on plate.

Melissa’s Produce sent me a box of fresh produce for recipe development. As always, all opinions are honest and my own.

Have you ever seen a golden berry? They are also called ground cherries and they are so much fun.

These yellow berries wrapped in papery husks look so fun and interesting. Luckily they can easily be prepped and turned into a variety of dishes.

They work for everything from salsas to muffins. Our favorite way to enjoy them however is this simple pie!

About Ground Cherries

Have you ever seen this mysterious fruit before? It’s wrapped in a papery husk like a tomatillo, but it’s a smaller, sweeter yellow fruit inside.

When you peel back the paper a slightly sticky yellow cherry tomato sized ball emerges. Rinse off that tacky coating and you are ready to go to work creating a recipe.

goldenberry in husk and two peeled back on a hand.

It seems so different from most fruits and a little foreign, but they actually grow  here in the midwest.  We call them ground cherries here, but you may be able to pick them up at the store in a Melissa’s clamshell labeled goldenberries.

It turns out they are also known as cape gooseberries. Mostly it depends on the region you live in or perhaps where you grew up.

We were first introduced to this fun fruit a few years ago.  My brother plants a huge garden at my parents’ farm.

ground cherries, some in husk and a few peeled with yellow fruit showing.

He grows a lot of the things you would expect, but he also loves to try new things. A few years ago ground cherries were one of those new things.

He brought home a huge bag of them and we spent the better part of an evening removing the husks. He froze most of them and made this delicious pie with some of them.

The second I saw them in the mix of yellow sunshine inspired produce Melissa’s sent, I knew I had to make that pie again. I didn’t have quite enough to fill the pie shell, so I supplemented with some blueberries.

pie shell filled with fruit sprinkled with brown sugar and flour with a bowl of crumble topping.

My high school colors were blue and gold, so it just seemed right! Plus the sweet tart goldenberries seemed like they would blend nicely with the sweet blueberries.

Making the Pie

Luckily this blue and gold pie is super simple to put together.  Once you get the pie crust in the pan, you just fill it with fruit.

Sprinkle it with a little sugar and flour. Then whip up a quick crumble and spread that over the top.

lifting first slice of blueberry pie topped with ground cherries and streusel out of pie pan.

The flour will help set the filling as it bakes.  The nutmeg add that little bit of extra depth of flavor.

As with most fruit pies, this is delicious served on its own. Of course it’s even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream!

Next time you’re at the store or farmer’s market, you’ll have to keep your eyes out for some goldenberries. It’ll be a perfect excuse to bake a pie!

More Fruit Pie Recipes to Try

For more great fruit pie recipes, be sure to check out my peach rhubarb pie. Peach and rhubarb may sound like a strange combination, but it really works.

We have a big thornless blackberry patch, so we also make blackberry pie pretty regularly. That is a signal that summer is really here.

Or make a classic tart cherry pie.  It is hard to go wrong with a slice of warm fruit pie topped with ice cream.

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slice of blueberry and goldenberry pie with crumble topping and scoop of ice cream on plate.

Goldenberry & Blueberry Pie

Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Carlee
Turn goldenberries and blueberries into a simple crumble topped pie. It's a perfectly easy way to turn the fun fruit into a delicious dessert!
5 from 10 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


Fruit Filling

  • Pie pasty for 1 9″ pie
  • 2 cups goldenberries
  • 12 ounce blueberries
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour

Crumb Topping

  • cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 dash ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
Makes: 9inch round


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Roll out pie crust and place in 9" pie plate. Crimp edges as desired.
    Pie pasty for 1 9″ pie
  • Spread blueberries in crust and top with goldenberries (out of their husks.)
    12 ounce blueberries, 2 cups goldenberries
  • Sprinkle with brown sugar and flour.
    ½ cup light brown sugar, 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • In a small bowl, cut together the crumble ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle over pie filling.
    ⅓ cup all purpose flour, ¼ cup light brown sugar, 3 Tablespoons butter, 1 dash ground nutmeg, 1 pinch salt
  • Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes. Then reduce the heat to 375°F and bake for 25-30 more.  Watch the crust and cover with aluminum foil or a pie guard if needed. (It may take a little extra time if your blueberries were frozen like mine.  You want the filling to be bubbling, otherwise you’ll have a runny filling.)
  • Allow to cool before cutting and serving. 


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 416kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 5gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 301mgFiber: 3gSugar: 30g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Tuesday 11th of April 2023

The pie just tasted so good. LOVE IT ♥️


Saturday 4th of April 2020

This sounds amazing!!! What a cool way to use the goldenberries!!


Saturday 4th of April 2020

It was such a delicious combination!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Tuesday 31st of March 2020

My dad would love to have a slice of this pie! Ground Cherries and Blueberries are his most favorite foods!


Saturday 4th of April 2020

This will be perfect for him then!

Camilla M. Mann

Tuesday 17th of March 2020

Carlee, thanks for joining me in celebrating Spring with the Melissa's Produce box. Now I just need to get my hands on more goldenberries so I can try your pie. I love that your brother actually grew these. How fun!


Thursday 19th of March 2020

Thanks for thinking of me! I always love trying new to me produce and we have found some fun new favorites over the years. This mixture was a big hit, the pie was gone in one night!