Easy McDonald’s Apple Pie

This recipe for McDonald’s apple pie was inspired by one I spotted on TikTok.

A golden brown homemade McDonald's apple pie on a grey plate.

Homemade McDonald’s Apple Pie

Here's how to make McDonald's apple pie at home.
4.5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 343 kcal

Equipment

  • oven
  • skillet
  • stove top

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 tbsp. salted butter
  • 2 Granny Smith apples or another tart variety large
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. corn starch dissolve in 1 tsp. of water
  • 1 sheet puff pastry thawed
  • 1 egg beaten
  • t tbsp. unrefined sugar or any other chunky sugar

Instructions
 

Filling

  • Peel and core the apples. Chop into 1/2" cubes.
  • In a sauté pan on medium heat, melt the butter. Add the apples, cinnamon, and sugar. Mix well. Cook covered on medium heat until the apples are tender ~3-5 minutes.
  • Allow the filling to cool to room temperature before assembling the pies.
  • Gently unroll the thawed dough. Use a knife to divide the dough in half lengthwise and then into 6 sections horizontal sections for a total of 12 pieces.
  • Preheat oven to 400˚F/
  • Add ~2 teaspoons of filling to one of the rectangles leaving a 1/2" border of dough. Use a pastry brush to brush the beaten egg around the filling. Place another rectangle of pastry on top and seal the edges together using the tines of a fork.
  • Place the pies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Use a sharp knife and cut 3-4 diagonal slashes.
  • Brush the pies with egg wash and sprinkle on a couple of pinches of unrefined sugar.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastry is puffed and golden.
  • Serve warm.

Notes

  • I recommend using Trader Joe’s puff pastry, it has the perfect dimensions to make 6, rectangular pies. 
  • If the tines of the fork stick to the dough, dip the fork into some flour before pressing. 
  • This recipe was inspired by thesaltynsweet.

Nutrition

Calories: 343kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 4gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 148mgPotassium: 104mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 198IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
Keyword apple pie, apples, McDonald’s, pie
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6 thoughts on “Easy McDonald’s Apple Pie”

  1. 5 stars
    I watched the video last night and just had to make these. They are so delicious, better than McDonald’s. They do taste a lot like McDonald’s apple pies though. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. Hey Emmy! Thank you for this recipe, I’m looking forward to trying it. I saw that in the recipe, the change from “US customary” to “Metric” does not affect the recipe text, so inches and degrees Fahrenheit won’t get converted – I am a German recipe editor and familiar with conversions between the systems; if you are interested, I can take a look at your recipe texts and help you rewrite them in the metric system.

  3. 4 stars
    I have to admit this, I cheated and used up the last can of apple pie filling I pulled from the depths of my pantry during a kitchen remodel. I just wanted something all warm, apply-tasting and easy as, well-pie.
    Next time I will do the genuine job, but for just now, I had some serious success with my sneak attack on the integrity of McD’s cheating pie. Not bad, actually. Not the real thing, but that’s an indulgence I am willing to indulge. I refer to your site quite often and love your approach to unique food. Just this once, please forgive me.

  4. 5 stars
    I actually made my own (rough) puff pastry instead of using prebought pastry, and I used some gala apples, since those are what I had, and I wanted to use them before they went bad. I halved the sugar since gala apples are sweeter, and they came out great!

  5. 4 stars
    I have to admit this, I cheated and used up the last can of apple pie filling I pulled from the depths of my pantry during a kitchen remodel. I just wanted something all warm, apply-tasting and easy as, well-pie.
    Next time I will do the genuine job, but for just now, I had some serious success with my sneak attack on the integrity of McD’s cheating pie. Not bad, actually. Not the real thing, but that’s an indulgence I am willing to enjoy. Not without guilt but I am ‘fessing up so-but under normal circumstances I refer to your site quite often and love your approach to unique food. Just this once, please forgive me.

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