Copycat McDonald’s Hot Apple Pies

5 from 3 votes

I loved McDonald’s Hot Apple Pies when I was a kid. And now you can make them at home with this easy Copycat Recipe.

copycat mcdonalds hot apple pies

One of the things I remember the most about eating at McDonald’s is their Hot Apple Pies. There was just something about having a delicious hot apple pie served in a cool little red cardboard container.

I must admit that I haven’t had an Apple Pie from McDonald’s in years, probably decades. That was until I came across this copycat recipe from McDonald’s. America’s favorite fast-food restaurant.

puff pastry sheets

Before I made this apple pie recipe I had to refresh my memory and get me the real deal from my local McDonald’s. I know, shame on me for getting takeout from a fast-food restaurant chain. But it was for research. I swear!

The great news is that you can make your own apple pies almost identical to the ones you would get from McDonald’s. I mean really close. if you are a fan of McDonald’s Apple Pies, you must try this super easy-to-make recipe.

copycat mcdonalds hot apple pies

Since the goal of a Copycat Recipe is for it to taste exactly like the original, it’s only natural to rate this recipe against the original. This Copycat recipe rates a solid 8 out of 10 in my opinion.

Cans of Apple Pie Filling usually come in 21 ounces cans. If you use one pastry sheet (4 apple pies) as I did in this recipe, you will have about half of the can left over. You can either use both pastry sheets or use the leftover pie filling to make a small apple pie.

copycat mcdonalds hot apple pies

You will need the following ingredients to make this Copycat Hot Apple Pies recipe from McDonald’s (see recipe card for quantities): Puff Pastry Sheets, Apple Pie Filling, Egg White, Cold Water, White Sugar and Ground Cinnamon.

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. Roll out the puff pastry sheets into a 12 x 12 square. Cut the puff pastry into four 3″ wide strips. Then cut each strip in half to create a 3″ x 6″ rectangle.
    pastry dough cut
  4. Divide the apple pie filling among one half of the rectangles. Using a knife cut four diagonal cuts into the remaining puff pastry rectangles. Top the apple-filled puff pastry with the cut puff pastry and press the seams together with a fork.
    appli filling on pastry dough
    apple pies assembled
  5. Brush the tops of the puff pastry apple pies with the egg wash, and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
    apple pies ready for the oven
  6. Bake for 13-15 minutes until the pies are deep golden brown. Let cool on a wire rack before serving (remember the warning on the original red box?)
    apple pies fresh out of the oven

Printable Recipe Card

copycat mcdonald's hot apple pies

Copycat McDonald’s Hot Apple Pies

I loved McDonald's Hot Apple Pies when I was a kid. And now you can make them at home with this easy Copycat Recipe.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Cooling time 10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Rodney
Servings 4 apple pies
Calories 513 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Baking Sheet
  • Wire Rack

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Tbsp White Sugar
  • ½ Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed
  • 21 oz Apple Pie Filling
  • 1 Egg White, mixed with 1 Tbsp Water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Roll out the puff pastry sheets into a 12 x 12 square. Cut the puff pastry into four 3″ wide strips. Then cut each strip in half to create a 3″ x 6″ rectangle.
  • Divide the apple pie filling among one half of the rectangles. Using a knife cut four diagonal cuts into the remaining puff pastry rectangles. Top the apple filled puff pastry with the cut puff pastry and press the seams together with a fork.
  • Brush the tops of the puff pastry apple pies with the egg wash, and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until the pies are deep golden brown. Let cool on a wire rack before serving (remember the warning on the original red box?)

Notes

Cans of Apple Pie Filling usually come in 21 ounces cans. If you use one pastry sheet (4 apple pies) as I did in this recipe, you will have about half of the can left over. You can either use both pastry sheets or use the leftover pie filling to make a small apple pie.

Nutrition

Calories: 513kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 5gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gSodium: 235mgPotassium: 117mgFiber: 3gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 37IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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2 Comments

  1. Barbara says:

    These copycat McDonald apple pie are just like the real thing. I made 2 batches so did not have any apples left. Great recipe.

  2. Wendy Hampton says:

    LOVED this! I used Comstock canned apple filling. There is another version of Comstock apple filling that is low sugar and I think I would like that better. And there may be other fruit filling brands to try as well. But the process is perfect and easy! I really like the BAKED version rather than McDonalds old fried pie version! Thanks for sharing.

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