Gordon Ramsay Apple Pie (Ala Mode)


Chef Gordon Ramsay Apple Pie recipe with a tart apple filling, a buttery pie crust golden and flaky. A traditional apple pie is as endless as they come, it is one of those favorite comforting desserts. It features a classic sweet-tart or butter pie crust that surrounds a spiced apple blend. Sometimes served with vanilla ice cream and topped with whipped cream know as “à la mode”, or in certain parts of the world with cheddar cheese. It usually has a beautiful crisscross lattice top crust, or apple pie crumble.

How to Make Gordon Ramsay Apple Pie Recipe

Refrigerating the pie dough after a fast knead lets time for the gluten to settle built-up in the dough, this makes it easier when rolling and shaping. It also stops water, butter from mix together and interacting with the flour too soon, keeping the flaky, airy pockets in the finished product.

Step 1.  You want to first start making the filling by caramelizing the apple. Mix the cinnamon nutmeg and sugar together. Peel the apples then core and quarter, cut the qtr. into large thick chunks. Then put them in a bowl and shank the spiced sugar to coat the apple chucks.

Step 2. You are going to fry the apple chunks in two bunches: in a wide, nonstick frying pan you are going to melt half the butter, then add half of the apple chunks, and fry until golden and caramelized around the edges over high heat, around 5 mins.  After cooking place them in a large bowl. Duplicate with the remaining bunch of apples with the remaining butter. Let them cool down completely.

Step 3. Now, preheat your oven to 375°F. Roll out around half of the sweet pastry on a lightly floured countertop surface to about ⅛-in. thick. The turn over an 8-inch pie tin on top of the sweet pastry and cut out an irregular circle a little larger than the pan.

Step 4. Place pastry in the pie pan to line, pressing down lightly to get rid of any air pockets, and trim off the extra pastry. Now roll out remaining sweet pastry into one more circle, once more a little bigger than the pie pan, for crust top.

Step 5. Ladle the cool fried apples equally into the pie shell.  With a little water Brush the rim of the bottom crust, then place the top of the crust over the pie. To seal pie Push down lightly to trim off the extra pastry. Crease the edges and brush with egg wash on the top to glaze.

Step 6. Cut a small cross in the center so that vapor can escape throughout cooking you do so by using the tip of a paring knife to. Then shank a little sugar on top.

Step 7. Place pie in the oven and bake until the pie crust is golden brown and crisp, about 35 – 40 minutes. Make sure you let stand to cool for 15 – 20 minutes before cutting to serve.


Make Gordon Ramsay Pie Crust Pastry

Step 1. Place the sugar and butter in a food processor and plus until just all are well combined.  Now add the egg and plus for another 30 seconds.

Step 2. Now put in the flour and process for a few more seconds until the sweet dough just comes together. Don’t to over-process, or your dough will be tough.

Step 3. If the dough seems too dry you can add a tablespoon of cold water. Knead on a dusted surface and shape into a flat disk. Wrap with film and refrigerate 30 minutes before you start using.


Gordon Ramsay Apple Pie (Ala Mode)

4 from 11 votes
Course: AmericanCuisine: Desert
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes

It features a classic sweet-tart or butter pie crust that surrounds a spiced apple blend. It often comes with, ice cream and whipped cream (AKA à la mode), or in certain parts of the world with cheddar cheese.

Ingredients

  • ½ C White sugar, + some more for sprinkling over pie

  • ½ tsp. Ground cinnamon

  • ¼ Freshly grated nutmeg about a pinch

  • 4 Big tart apples for baking Fuji or Gala, about 3 LB.

  • 4 Tbsp. Unsalted butter – ½ stick

  • 1 XL. Egg yolk, whipped with 2 tsp. of water to make egg wash

  • For Pie Pastry (Makes 1 LB.)
  • ½ C. unsalted butter, (1 full stick) Room Temp.

  • 7 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 Whole XL. egg

  • 1 ¾ C. All-purpose flour

Directions

  • You want to first start making the filling by caramelizing the apple. Mix the cinnamon nutmeg and sugar together. Peel the apples then core and quarter, cut the qtrs. into large thick chunks. Then put them in a bowl and shank the spiced sugar to coat the apple chucks.
  • You are going to fry the apples chucks in two bunches: in a wide, nonstick frying pan you are going to melt half the butter, then add half of the apple chunks, and fry until golden and caramelized around the edges over high heat, around 5 mins. After cooking place them in a large bowl. Duplicate with the remaining bunch of apples with the remaining butter. Let them cool down completely.
  • Now preheat your oven to 375°F. Roll out around half of the sweet pastry on a lightly floured counter top surface to about ⅛-in. thick. The turn over an 8-inch pie tin on top of the sweet pastry and cut out an irregular circle a little larger than the pan.
  • Place pastry in pie pan to line, pressing down lightly to get rid of any air pockets, and trim off the extra pastry. Now roll out remaining sweet pastry into one more circle, once more a little bigger than the pie pan, for crust top.
  • Ladle the cool fried apples equally into the pie shell. With a little water Brush the rim of the bottom crust, then place the top of the crust over the pie. To seal pie Push down lightly to trim off the extra pastry. Crease the edges and brush with egg wash on the top to glaze.
  • Cut a small cross in the center so that vapor can escape throughout cooking you do so by using the tip of a paring knife to. Then shank a little sugar on top.
  • Place pie in oven and bake until the pie crust is golden brown and crisp, about 35 – 40 minutes. Make sure you let stand to cool for 15 – 20 minutes before cutting to serve.
  • For Pie Pastry (Makes 1 LB.)

Recipe Video

Notes

  • Adapted from Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen

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John Siracusa

Cooking for me has always been an "art" infused in traditions. My career inspired by Hell’s Kitchen, the West Side of Manhattan which boasts one of N.Y. City’s best independent restaurant communities along with Gordon Ramsay no-nonsense approach towards always being your best.

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