Copycat McDonald's baked apple pie

Apr 29, 2014 at 1:05 p.m. ET

McDonald's isn't known for pie, but you have to admit, those little apple hand pies are addictive. We've all had those moments of weakness, when we ordered enough for our husband or wife and ended up eating both in less than two minutes. Next time that craving hits, make one of these homemade pies instead.

Copycat McDonald's baked apple pie

These flaky homemade pies are crispy and buttery on the outside and soft and sweet on the inside. These won't cost you a cent in drive-through money and will save you that guilt that comes with eating overly processed fast food. Oh, and now you can eat at least three in a row in the comfort of your own home.

Copycat McDonald's baked apple pie recipe

Yields 3


For the crust

  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon sugar
For the filling
  • 1-1/2 Granny Smith apples, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and grease it with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Using a pizza cutter, make 3 vertical cuts into the pie crust. Cut each section in half so you have 6 squares. (It's OK if you have some rounded edges. You can roll them out to make a square).
  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Toss the apples with the sugar and cinnamon. Place the apples in the melted butter, reduce the heat to medium, and cook until the apples are soft, about 6 minutes.
  4. Stir in the flour, and toss to thicken. Place about 1-1/2 tablespoons of apple filling in the centers of 3 of the squares.
  5. Dip your hands in water, and press the 3 other crust squares over the apple filling. Using your hands, pinch the sides down so they close tightly. Using the back of a fork, carefully press down the edges to make crimps. Using a sharp knife, make about 3 to 4 slits on the tops of the pies.
  6. Brush each top with egg white. Bake for about 18 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Serve while warm.

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