Pickled Ground Cherries
Ground Cherries, AKA Husk Cherries, AKA Cape Gooseberries, AKA Pineapple Tomatillos... it takes that many names to describe the complexity of flavor in these little fruits. Technically not a cherry, but a member of the tomatillo family, the Ground Cherry is small, sweet fruit that grows like a weed throughout the mid-west. Often disregarded because of the time consuming process of removing the husk, the Ground Cherry has the flavor of a mango or pineapple and the texture of a tomato.
Our Pickled Ground Cherries won a medal in the Pickle Category at the 2017 Good Food Awards. Done in an agri-dulce style, this pickled fruit is sweet and tart to complement the flavor of the Ground Cherry itself.