Copycat McDonald’s Fried Apple Pies Recipe

McDonald’s switched over from fried to baked pies years ago, but every once in a while we still get cravings for them!

Copycat McDonald’s Fried Apple Pies Recipe

How To Make Copycat McDonald's Fried Apple Pies

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 5 mins


  • 2 cups granny smith apples, chopped
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • lemon zest, from 1 lemon
  • lemon juice, from 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 15 oz prepared pie crust
  • 5 cups vegetable oil, for frying

To Serve:

  • ice cream


  1. Combine the apples, cider, sugar, zest and juice, and cinnamon in a saucepot. Cook over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes roughly, or until apples have softened and liquids have reduced until syrupy. Add ½ cup of water if over-reduced.

  2. Stir in the flour and cook for a minute or two more. Remove from heat and let cool.

  3. Heat cooking oil to 350 degrees F.

  4. Divide pie crust into 4, then roll each divided dough into a 6-inch disc.

  5. Carefully pile 2 tablespoons of filling on each disc.

  6. Wet the edges, and fold over, pressing each into a turnover shape.

  7. Seal the edges with a fork. Repeat until you’ve consumed all the pie dough and fillings

  8. Fry the pies for 3 to 4 minutes. Flip halfway through. Remove when they are a deep golden brown.

  9. Drain onto a plate lined with paper towels and serve immediately. Best paired with ice cream.


  • Sugar: 11g
  • :
  • Calcium: 22mg
  • Calories: 1474kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fat: 150g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 22g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Potassium: 112mg
  • Protein: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 115g
  • Sodium: 220mg
  • Vitamin A: 18IU
  • Vitamin C: 2mg
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