Fried Apple Pies

These fried apple pies are a McDonald’s copycat recipe that feature a homemade apple pie filling encased in pastry and deep fried to flaky perfection. The pies are finished off with a dusting of cinnamon sugar for a unique and delicious dessert option.

I grew up eating fried apple pie at McDonald’s, and I have to say, this homemade version is WAY better than the restaurant recipe! The addition of cinnamon sugar really takes these pies over the top.

Fried apple pies on a plate served with caramel sauce and topped with cinnamon sugar.

Fried Apple Pies

These fried apple pies are a McDonald’s copycat recipe that feature a homemade apple pie filling encased in pastry and deep fried to flaky perfection.

INGREDIENTS

  • 17.3-ounce box puff pastry sheets thawed
  • 3 cups Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and diced
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • caramel sauce for serving optional
  • oil for frying

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INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cut each sheet of puff pastry into 4 pieces. Place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Place the apples, brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg  and cloves in a pan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer.
  • Cook for 6-8 minutes or until apples are tender. Stir in the butter.
  • Whisk the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water and add to the apple mixture. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until apple filling has thickened.
  • Spoon approximately 2 tablespoons of the apple mixture onto one side of each piece of puff pastry. Brush the edges with water and fold over to make a rectangle.
  • Crimp the edges of each puff pastry rectangle with a fork.
  • Chill the pies for 20 minutes in the freezer.
  • Heat 3 inches of oil to 350 degrees F.
  • Cook 2-3 pies at a time, for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown and pastry is cooked through.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the granulated sugar and cinnamon.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar all over each pie as it comes out of the oil.
  • Repeat the frying and cinnamon sugar sprinkling process with all of the remaining pies.
  • Serve immediately, with caramel sauce if desired.

NUTRITION

Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.8mg

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