Yum. Summer pudding. Or just cook the gooseberries (yes, you can get red gooseberries) unless they are dessert gooseberries in which case, provided they are ripe they will be sweet enough to eat raw. I love redcurrents with natural yoghurt and a little bit of honey - just strigged, but still raw.
Dessert gooseberries - should ripen to a soft stage. Take top and tail off and eat. If you have to spit it out its so sour its either not a dessert gooseberry or its not ripe yet!
Summer pudding is delicious - but you need to make sure that its not too bread-y. Line pudding basin with slices of bread - try for not too much overlap. Fill with stewed fruit and top with another slice of bread - then put a saucer or something similar on top of the slice of bread so that it pushes down and put a weight on this - the pressing forces juice from the stewed fruit into the bread, removes some from the centre, so that you can turn it out - normally leave for at least 4 hours before eating.
PIL regularly turn up with baskets of random fruit from their garden - generally I stew everything and worry about what to make with it afterwards. Often we end up just eating it (with cereal or yoghurt or just as it is) thereby relieving the pressure of having to think of anything. And if I still can't think of anything I freeze it and rediscover it later.