Bring extraordinary flavors to your Christmas feast! Impress all the little elves in your family with Gordon Ramsay’s mince pies. Trust me! These sweet pies are made with loads of traditional Christmas flavors. The crispy golden crust has the zesty twist of orange and the sweetness of sugar make this Gordon Ramsay food amazing. The filling contains mouth-watering mincemeat. So, get ready to fill in some crispy pastries and make a scrumptious Christmas dessert.
Gordon Ramsay’s mince pies can be prepared a week before the family feast. The mincemeat used in this recipe can stay for about 6 months in air-tight containers in the refrigerator. Just warm the pies slightly before serving at dinner. While preparing the pastry, if the dough seems too dry, add 2 to 3 teaspoons of ice-cold water. Now, let’s move on to the recipe for Gordon Ramsay’s mince pies.
Check out the list of equipment and the ingredients below to make sure you have everything you need to make Gordon Ramsay’s mince pies. Read the instructions carefully and try this recipe for the Christmas dinner. But before you check it out, explore the other Gordon Ramsay’s Christmas recipes.
Other Gordon Ramsay Recipes That You Can Try
- Gordon Ramsay’s Christmas Cake
- Gordon Ramsay’s Christmas Pudding
- Gordon Ramsay’s Bread And Butter Pudding
- Gordon Ramsay’s Apple Crumble
- Gordon Ramsay Potato Boulangere
- Gordon Ramsay Steak Pie
- Gordon Ramsay Turkey Breast
- Gordon Ramsay Roast Turkey
- Gordon Ramsay Turkey Wellington
- Gordon Ramsay Honey Glazed Ham
What Equipment Will You Need For Gordon Ramsay’s Mince Pies?
- Bowl- Use a large bowl to make the pastry mixture. Use a small bowl to make the filling (mincemeat).
- Food processor-To mix the ingredients of the pastry, you’ll need a food processor.
- Spatula- Use a spatula to mix the ingredients of the filling in the bowl.
- Spoon- Use a spoon to add the filling into the pastry.
- Mince tins- You’ll need mince tins to bake the mince pies.
- Rolling pin- Use a rolling pin to roll the dough of the pastry.
- Cling film- Wrap the dough in the cling film and chill it in the refrigerator before cutting out the pastry.
- Grater- Use a grater to zest lemons, butter, and orange for this recipe.
How Much Time Do You Need To Make Gordon Ramsay’s Mince Pies?
|Preparation Time||Cooking Time||Total Time|
|20 Minutes||15 Minutes||35 Minutes|
What Ingredients Will You Need For Gordon Ramsay’s Mince Pies?
- Flour- You’ll need plain flour to make the dough for pastry. Reserve some extra flour to dust the surface while rolling or kneading the dough for pastry.
- Icing Sugar- Use icing sugar to add sweetness to the pastry and to sprinkle it over the minced pastries. You can use caster sugar for topping the mince pies.
- Butter- Dice finely grated unsalted butter to enhance the flavor of the pastry and to give it a nice texture.
- Orange- Zest an orange and add it to the flour mixture to give a zesty twist to the pastry.
- Egg- Lightly beat a medium egg to give a nice lift to the pastry.
- Water (if needed)- Use one to three teaspoons of ice-cold water if needed.
- Apples- Peel and grate pink lady apples for the filling (mincemeat). These add sweet-tart flavor to mincemeat.
- Suet- Suet improves the texture of the mincemeat and preserves it for long-term storage. It adds more flavor to the filling.
- Raisins- Add golden raisins to the mincemeat to add sweet-tart and fruity flavor.
- Apricots- Dice dried apricots and add them to the filling to add a sweet and tart flavor to the mincemeat.
- Sugar- Add dark soft brown sugar to add sweetness and color to the mincemeat.
- Oranges- Zest two oranges and add them to the filling mixture to give a zesty flavor. Also, add the juice of two oranges to the mincemeat to give a fruity taste.
- Lemons- Add the lemon zest of two lemons along with lemon juice to give a citrusy lift to the mincemeat.
- Almonds- Add nibbed almonds to add a nutty flavor and to give a nice crunch to every bite.
- Allspice- Add ground allspice to the mincemeat to give a spicy lift to the filling.
- Nutmeg- Use ground nutmeg in the filling.
- Cinnamon- Ground cinnamon will add mild spiciness along with sweetness to the mincemeat.
- Brandy- Brandy will give a nice texture and sweet fruity flavor to the mincemeat.
- Rum- The dark rum gives a smoky-sweet flavor and also gives a deep dark color to the mincemeat.
- Egg yolk- Beat an egg yolk with a teaspoon of water to glaze the pastry before baking. To give a nice finishing to the mince pies.
Steps To Make Gordon Ramsay’s Mince Pies
1. Prep the Pastry
Add butter, icing sugar, all-purpose flour, and orange to a food processor and whizz them into fine crumbs. While the food processor is still working, add eggs to it and whizz until it forms clumps. Knead the dough until it’s smooth. Wrap it in cling film and chill it for at least 30 minutes.
Roll out the pastry into 24 rounds and use an 8 cm fluted cutter. Place them in the non-stick mince pie tins. Press them at the base and sides of the tin. Re-roll the trimmings and cut out star shapes from the dough and chill them for about 20 minutes.
2. Prep the Filling (mincemeat)
To a large bowl, add pink lady apples, suet, golden raisins, diced dried apricots, brown sugar, orange zest, and orange juice. Mix them well to combine. Now, add lemon zest along with lemon juice, nibbed almonds, ground allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, brandy, and dark rum. Whisk the mixture until smooth and a little runny. Cover it and then refrigerate it for about 30 minutes.
3. Bake and Serve
Brush the pastry in the mince tin with egg wash and pour in the mincemeat. Place the star-sharped dough on top and brush it with the egg wash. Bake it in the preheated oven (180 C) for about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Sprinkle some icing sugar and serve.
|Saturated Fat||8 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||1 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||5 g|
|Trans Fat||1 g|
|Vitamin A||519 IU|
|Vitamin C||13 mg|
How Will Gordon Ramsay’s Mince Pies Look and Taste?
Our delicious Christmas dessert is ready! Gordon Ramsay’s mince pies have a crispy golden pastry. It has mincemeat filled in the pie crust and contains the flavors of raisins, almonds, orange zest, lemon zest, brandy, dark rum, and dried apricots. The allspice powder, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg add more flavors to the taste. Try this recipe for Christmas dinner and give a perfect finish to your holiday meal.
Gordon Ramsay’s Mince Pies Recipe
- Food Processor
- Mince Tins
- Rolling Pin
- Cling film
For The Pastry
- 8.8 ounces Plain Flour (plus extra to dust)
- 1 Orange Zest (grated)
- 1 Egg (lightly beaten)
- 0.88 ounces Icing Sugar
- 4.4 ounces Unsalted Butter (chilled, diced finely)
- 3 teaspoons Ice-cold Water (if needed)
- 16 ounces Pink Lady Apples (peeled and grated)
- 8 ounces Suet
- 8 ounces Dried Apricots (diced)
- 16.7 ounces Golden Raisins
- 12 ounces Dark Soft Brown Sugar
- 2 Oranges (zest and juice)
- 2 Lemons (zest and juice)
- 2 ounces Almonds (nibbed)
- 1/4 teaspoon Allspice (ground)
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 3 ounces Brandy
- 2 ounces Dark Rum
- Take a large bowl and add pink lady apples, suet, golden raisins, diced dried apricots, brown sugar, orange zest, and orange juice. Mix them well to combine. Now, add lemon zest along with lemon juice, nibbed almonds, ground allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, brandy, and dark rum.
- Mix them until smooth and a little runny. Cover it with a lid and then refrigerate it for about 30 minutes. Brush the pastry in the mince tin with egg wash and pour in the mincemeat.
- Place the star-sharped dough on top and brush it with the egg wash. Bake it in the preheated oven (180 C) for about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Sprinkle some icing sugar and serve.
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