McDonald’s Hot Apple Pie was a favorite of mine when I was growing up. These crispy pies are hard to beat. The crunchy crust and the warm sweet filling inside is a match made in heaven. You can recreate this famous recipe on your own.
I remember growing up with these delicious hot fried apple pies. They were a staple, why in 1992 McDonald’s would discontinue this menu item I have no idea. If you are dining at McDonald’s, you may not be offended if the apple pie was fried rather than baked. The new baked version isn’t crisp, I find it rather doughy, and honestly it isn’t a favorite of mine. I can’t remember when I have ordered an apple pie.
We can recreate this McDonald’s Hot Apple Pie at home. We are going to use 2 medium sized apples. I like to use two different types of apples. I always pick a Granny Smith apple, and then I pick another type of apple, it could be a Honey Crisp, a Red Delicious, Jazz apple, or any other type of your store has available. By using two different types of apples the result will be a more intense apple flavor.
McDonald’s Hot Apple Pie cooking tips
I am also using a package of puff pastry dough. Most stores carry the Pepperidge Farm brand, and I find it works very well. For this recipe, you will use the whole package. You will also need to fry these, I really like use my Grand Pappy Fryer, it heats consistently, and it will store so I can reuse the oil. You can also use a stock pot filled a about 3 inches deep with oil.
Resting the pies on a wire rack to drain instead of paper towels will help keep the pies nice and crisp. If you want to keep these warm before serving I highly recommend in keeping them a warm 200 degree oven.
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McDonald's Apple Pie
- 1 Granny Smith apple
- 1 red apple
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 sheets puff pastry cut into 8 inch squares
- Defrost the puff pastry according to package directions.
- Dice apples into small pieces and place apples in a pot over medium heat.
- To the pot add butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and salt.
- Cook apples for about 10 to 12 minutes or until the apples are softened.
- Cut puff pastry into 8 squares.
- Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of cooked apples onto one side of each one of the squares.
- Brush water on the edge of each one of the squares and fold the squares over on each other. Use a fork to crimp the edges together.
- Add enough oil to a large pot or deep fryer to cover the bottom 3 inches.
- Heat oil until 350 degrees. The oil will be ready when you drop a small piece of dough in the oil and it cooks rapidly.
- Cook pies 2 at a time, for about 1 minute on each side.
- Remove pies when both sides are golden brown.
- Place fried pies on a wire rack to drain excess oil.
- If you want to keep the pies warm, hold them in a 200-degree oven until you are ready to serve.