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Gordon Ramsay Mince Pies

Gordon Ramsay’s Mince Pies are a festive delight, blending tender pastry with a rich, fruity filling taking about 1 to 1.5 hours to prepare and bake, this recipe yields 24 delicious pies, ideal for holiday gatherings.

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💗 Reasons To Add This Recipe To Your Repertoire

  • Classic Treat: Mince pies are a traditional holiday delight, making them a perfect addition to your festive baking repertoire.
  • Rich Flavor Profile: The combination of fruits, spices, and a hint of alcohol creates a rich and indulgent flavor that’s synonymous with holiday cheer.
  • Skill Enhancement: Crafting these pies can help enhance your baking skills, especially in pastry making and filling preparation.

❓ What Is Gordon Ramsay Mince Pies Recipe?

Gordon Ramsay’s Mince Pies Recipe combines a flaky pastry with a rich, fruity filling it’s a traditional holiday treat, bringing together citrus zest, spices, and a touch of brandy and rum.

Gordon Ramsay Mince Pies
Gordon Ramsay Mince Pies

📜 Gordon Ramsay Mince Pies Ingredients

Makes 24 mince pies

For the pastry:

  • 250g plain flour, plus extra to dust
  • 25g icing sugar

  • 125g chilled unsalted butter, diced finely
  • grated zest of 1 orange
  • 1 medium egg, lightly beaten

  • 1–3 tsp ice-cold water (if needed)

Filling:

  • 450g pink lady apples, peeled and grated
  • 225g suet
  • 475g golden raisins
  • 225g dried apricots diced
  • 350g dark soft brown sugar
  • 2 oranges zest and juice
  • 2 lemons zest and juice
  • 50g nibbed almonds
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 100ml brandy
  • 60ml dark rum

To finish:

  • 1 egg yolk, beaten with 1 tsp water (eggwash), to glaze
  • Icing sugar or caster sugar, to dust

👩‍🍳 Mary Berry Gordon Ramsay Mince Pies

  1. For the bread, Using a food processor, blend the flour, icing sugar, butter, and orange zest into small pieces. When the motor is running, add the egg and mix it for a few seconds, until it forms clumps that you can press together to make a ball. (If needed, add 1 to 3 tablespoons of ice-cold water to bring the dough together.)
  2. Put the dough on a very lightly floured surface and knead it for a short time until it is smooth.
  3. Put it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, or until it sets. (You can make the pastry up to three days ahead of time or freeze it for up to one month.)
  4. Spread the dough out to about the thickness of a £1 coin on a lightly floured surface. Cut 24 rounds out of an 8 cm fluted cutter. Use these to line two 12 hole non-stick mince pie tins.
  5. Take the trimmings and re-roll them to the same thickness. Then, use the right cutter to make 24 stars or Christmas trees for the tops. Fill each pastry case with two dessertspoons of filling, and then press the tops down into place.
  6. Let it sit for at least 20 minutes. In the meantime, heat the oven to 180°c/gas 4.
  7. Use the egg wash to cover the tops of the mince pies. Bake them for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the pastry is golden and crisp. Wait a few minutes before taking them out of the tins and putting them on a wire rack to cool.
  8. Place in a container that keeps air out for up to a week. Warm it up a bit before serving and sprinkle some sugar on top.

For The Mincemeat:

  1. Put all the mincemeat ingredients into a large bowl.
  2. Mix it well, then put the lid on it and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. If you’re not going to use it right away, put it in clean, germ-free jars and put them in the fridge.

💭 Recipe Tips

  • Cold Butter: Ensure the butter is cold when making the pastry for a flaky texture.
  • Advance Preparation: Prepare the mincemeat filling ahead of time to allow flavors to meld.
  • Egg Wash: Apply an egg wash before baking for a golden, glossy finish.
Gordon Ramsay Mince Pies
Gordon Ramsay Mince Pies

🍷 Serving Ideas For This Mince Pies?

Serve Gordon Ramsay’s Mince Pies warm with a dollop of clotted cream or vanilla ice cream they pair well with coffee or mulled wine, embodying the cozy, festive spirit of the holidays.

🎚 Storage Guidelines For Mince Pies?

  • Airtight Container: Store cooled mince pies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week to maintain freshness.
  • Freezing: Freeze individual mince pies in a single layer, then transfer to a zip-top bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature or warm in the oven before serving.

🥵 How To Reheat Mince Pies?

  • Oven: Preheat your oven to 150°C (300°F) place the mince pies on a baking sheet and heat for about 10-15 minutes until they are warmed through.
  • Microwave: Place the mince pies on a microwave-safe plate and heat on medium power for about 10-20 seconds per pie be cautious as the filling can become very hot quickly.

FAQs

What is the difference between mince pie and mincemeat pie?

Mince pie and mincemeat pie are often used interchangeably traditionally, mincemeat pie contained meat, while modern mince pies usually contain a mixture of dried fruits, spices, and sometimes alcohol, without meat.

Why was Christmas pie renamed mince pie?

The name change from Christmas pie to mince pie reflected the evolution of the recipe from containing actual minced meat to a sweet mixture of dried fruits and spices, adapting to changing tastes.

What do mince pies taste like?

Mince pies have a sweet, fruity taste with a hint of spice from ingredients like cinnamon and nutmeg. The pastry is buttery and flaky, complementing the rich, aromatic filling.

Is It Illegal to Eat Mince Pies on Christmas Day?

It’s a myth that eating mince pies on Christmas Day is illegal in England. The tale likely stems from 17th-century Puritan laws banning Christmas celebrations, but no such law exists today.

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Gordon Ramsay Mince Pies Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 341
  • Total Fat 19g
  • Saturated Fat 7.2g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 67mg
  • Sodium 270mg
  • Potassium 69.4mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 38g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.9g
  • Sugars 22g
  • Protein 4.5g

Gordon Ramsay Mince Pies

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 15 minutesCook time: 30 minutesRest time: 30 minutesTotal time:1 hour 15 minutesServings:24 servingsCalories:341 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

Gordon Ramsay’s Mince Pies are a festive delight, blending tender pastry with a rich, fruity filling taking about 1 to 1.5 hours to prepare and bake, this recipe yields 24 delicious pies, ideal for holiday gatherings.

Ingredients

    For the pastry:

  • Filling:

  • To finish:

Instructions

  1. For the bread, Using a food processor, blend the flour, icing sugar, butter, and orange zest into small pieces. When the motor is running, add the egg and mix it for a few seconds, until it forms clumps that you can press together to make a ball. (If needed, add 1 to 3 tablespoons of ice-cold water to bring the dough together.)
  2. Put the dough on a very lightly floured surface and knead it for a short time until it is smooth.
  3. Put it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, or until it sets. (You can make the pastry up to three days ahead of time or freeze it for up to one month.)
  4. Spread the dough out to about the thickness of a £1 coin on a lightly floured surface. Cut 24 rounds out of an 8 cm fluted cutter. Use these to line two 12 hole non-stick mince pie tins.
  5. Take the trimmings and re-roll them to the same thickness. Then, use the right cutter to make 24 stars or Christmas trees for the tops. Fill each pastry case with two dessertspoons of filling, and then press the tops down into place.
  6. Let it sit for at least 20 minutes. In the meantime, heat the oven to 180°c/gas 4.
  7. Use the egg wash to cover the tops of the mince pies. Bake them for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the pastry is golden and crisp. Wait a few minutes before taking them out of the tins and putting them on a wire rack to cool.
  8. Place in a container that keeps air out for up to a week. Warm it up a bit before serving and sprinkle some sugar on top.
  9. For The Mincemeat:

  10. Put all the mincemeat ingredients into a large bowl.
  11. Mix it well, then put the lid on it and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  12. If you’re not going to use it right away, put it in clean, germ-free jars and put them in the fridge.

Notes

  • Cold Butter: Ensure the butter is cold when making the pastry for a flaky texture.
  • Advance Preparation: Prepare the mincemeat filling ahead of time to allow flavors to meld.
  • Egg Wash: Apply an egg wash before baking for a golden, glossy finish.
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