McDonald's Apple Pie

McDonald's Apple Pie
Staff Writer
McDonald's

Ah, McDonald’s apple pies — we liked you better when you were fried, but we also understand why that can’t be anymore. Ever since McDonald’s started transitioning their menu to target a nutritionally conscious crowd, we’ve had to settle for our dessert pies un-fried, which are technically turnovers, baked but still delicious. Introduced in the late 1960s, these small dessert treats were hits immediately. There’s nothing more American than hamburgers, fries, milkshakes, and pies — and you can find them all under the golden arches.

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2
Servings
152
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the dough

  • package pastry dough, preferably Pillsbury
  • egg white
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  sugar

For the filling

  • Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1  Tablespoon  sugar
  • 1  Teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 2  Tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • 2  Tablespoons  water
  • 1  Tablespoon  flour

Directions

For the dough

Divide the pastry dough in 2 pieces. Roll one piece out to ¼ an inch thick and roll the other piece to 1/8 an inch thick. Cut both pieces into two so you have four pieces total.

For the filling

Heat a large saucepan over medium heat and add the butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Stir well and add the apples. Cook until the apples are just mushy, about 10 minutes.  Remove the pan from the heat and set aside to cool.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Once the apples have cooled, add the mixture to the 1/4 inch pieces of pie crust. Top each pie with the 1/8 inch pieces and crimp the edges using your fingers, making sure not to use a fork. Make three to four slits across the tops of the pies. Spray (or sprinkle) the pies with water to moisten the dough a little more before they cook.

Place in over for 20-30 minutes until they are golden brown and fragrant.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
24g
18%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
20µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
53mg
5%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
32µg
8%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
14mg
4%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
57mg
8%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
169mg
11%
Water
17g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Apple Pie Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Apple Pie Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

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