Little known fact: Costco’s bakery section is severely underrated. From perfectly buttery croissants to chocolate chip cookies that rival even the best homemade recipes, the bakers at Costco definitely know what they’re doing when it comes to making delicious desserts. The latest proof of this fact comes in the form of handheld apple pies, yes, just like those ones you love from McDonald’s.
Costco Instagram fan account @CostcoHotFinds alerted the world to this delicious news last week when they posted a picture of the hand pies that are officially called Braided Apple Strudel. The fan account suggests heating them up and scooping some vanilla ice cream and caramel on top and we wholeheartedly agree with this method. We also have another delicious way to use these elevated McDonald’s apple pies: a socially distant picnic.
We’ve been stuck inside for months and with the warm weather rolling in, we’re ready to get outside and see our friends — while wearing masks and remaining six feet apart of course. A socially distant picnic is a great way to get together while still staying a safe distance apart and these yummy pies make the perfect picnic dessert. Because everyone gets their own individual pie, there will be no sharing and everyone will be able to stay nice and spread out while you all enjoy each other’s company.
The best part about these pies is the super affordable price. You can snag eight pies for just $7.99! That’s a dollar per pie, folks! We aren’t sure if these are available in every Costco store or just select stores but we’ll definitely be checking the bakery section for them during our next Costco haul.
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