Compote Of Gooseberries
Choose a quart of large, sound, ripe, green
gooseberries, (cost ten cents,) remove the stems and tops, throw them
into boiling water for two minutes; drain them, let them lay three
minutes in cold water containing a tablespoonful of vinegar, to restore
their color, and then drain them quite dry. Meantime make a thick syrup
by boiling one pound of sugar, (cost twelve cents,) with one pint of
water; as soon as the syrup has boiled about ten minutes, put in the
gooseberries and boil them gently until just tender, about ten minutes.
Then pour both fruit and syrup into an earthen or glass dish; cool, and
use. The dish will cost less than twenty-five cents.