Patchwork strawberry & gooseberry pie

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When we moved into our house (nearly 8 years ago now – how time flies!) we were lucky to not only inherit some very fruitful raspberry canes but a gooseberry bush as well. We’ve not always had the best of luck with it due to some pesky caterpillars but this year seems to have given us a bumper crop. My little ladies have enjoyed helping to pick them (and there are still more to come) so I thought it was time to make something with them before they sat in the fridge for much longer. I’ve made a couple of gooseberry based bakes before such as a gooseberry crumble cake and a Victoria sponge with gooseberry compote but this time I decided to try something a little different. I remembered spotting this recipe for a strawberry and gooseberry pie in a BBC Good Food magazine many years ago and decided now was the time to try it out. We had hoped to pop down to our local pick your own farm to pick some local strawberries to use in it but unfortunately the weather has not been on our side this weekend. Fingers crossed it will brighten up soon and start to feel a bit more like summer.
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