Copycat McDonalds Apple Pie Recipe

Copycat McDonalds Apple Pies Recipe

When it comes to fast food desserts, it’s hard to compete with the McDonald’s Apple Pie. Although they have changed the formula a bit over the years, it remains a classic. It’s one of those  things you might make a drive thru run to get when a craving hits.

Now you can make your own version with this Copycat McDonalds Apple Pie Recipe. The nice thing about it is that you can have them ready at any time, make a big batch for not a lot of money, and know exactly what you are putting in them. The recipe below will make 9 pies.

Copycat McDonalds Apple Pies Recipe Ingredients

Copycat McDonalds Apple Pie Recipe


1 package thawed Pepperidge Farm Pastry Dough
1 Egg White
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Sugar

3 Granny Smith Apples
2 tbsp Sugar
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 tbsp Butter
2 tbsp Water
1 tbsp Flour

Copycat McDonalds Apple Pies Recipe Chopped Apples

How to Make McDonald’s Apple Pies:
Separate the 2 sheets of pastry dough.
Roll one sheet to 1/4″ thickness and roll the other to 1/8″.
Cut each sheet into 9 pieces.
Peel and core apples and dice into small pieces.
Heat butter, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg over medium heat.
Stir until dissolved and add the apples.
Sprinkle with flour.
Cook until the apples are soft (8-10 minutes).

Copycat McDonalds Apple Pies Recipe Cooked Apples

Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Preheat oven to 375.
After apples have cooled, add the mixture to the 1/4″ pieces of pastry.
Brush around edges of each pie with egg whites
Top with the 1/8″ pieces and crimp the edges using your fingers.
Make 3 slits across the tops of the pies.

Copycat McDonalds Apple Pies Recipe Process
Sprinkle the pies with water to moisten the dough.
Sprinkle tops with cinnamon sugar mixture.
Bake for 20-30 minutes until they are golden brown.

Copycat McDonalds Apple Pies Recipe - Thrifty Jinxy

About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 9-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.


  1. shelly peterson says:

    I love apple pie and these really close to the ones at McDonald’s. they looks super yummy, I will have to try these.

  2. I use to love Apple pies from McDonalds, and I have not had one in quite some time, but I love that I can make them myself now. A great recipe, going to share this with my mom.

  3. How YUMMY!!! No more going to McDonald’s… I’m going to make my own 🙂 Pinning this recipe! Thanks for joining in our APPLEpalooza.. we hope to see you at our future linky parties, they happen every Friday!


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