Gooseberries selected for drying should be fully ripe. Not over ripe and not under ripe.
Remove any berries that have signs of damage or are malformed, you can use them fresh - but for drying you should have only the best unblemished ripe berries.
See - Drying Gooseberry
Dried Amla - Indian Gooseberry Candy
In India there is a variety of Gooseberry known as an "Amla". There is a tasty Candy made from Dried Amla aka Dried Gooseberry which is a popular treat in India. As with any time tested confections, there are many variations here are links to a few.
Special Candied Amla | Dry Amla Candy
Kid Friendly Amla Candy
Amla Candy ' How to use Amla ' Amla benefits
Green gooseberries are best suited for pickling. They tend to be firmer and tarter, red variations are better suited for preserves such as Gooseberry Jam and other sweet treats.
See - Pickled Green Gooseberry
Gooseberry Pickle-Nellikai Urugai
Red Gooseberries are sweeter than their green cousins. They are suitable for a number of sweet treats including jam and jelly. Green gooseberry can also be used for Jam.
See - Gooseberry Jam
Another favorite gooseberry treat of mine is Gooseberry Ice Cream which is a tantalizing variation from the same old boring Chocolate, Vanilla, Rocky Road flavors.