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Copycat McDonald's Apple Pie

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Make these delicious apple pies when you’re missing the taste of your favorite fast food dessert: the ever-present and decade-spanning McDonald's classic apple pie. These little pockets of cinnamon-apple goodness are technically called hand pies, but when something is this delicious, who wants to argue about names?
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Lauren Holdcroft at SideChef

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Ingredients

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Servings:
6
Serves 6
3
you want 2 ½ to 3 cups of finely diced apple
1 Tbsp
1/4 cup
1/3 cup
Brown Sugar , firmly packed
1 tsp
Ground Cinnamon
2 pinches
Ground Nutmeg
1/4 tsp
1 Tbsp
2 sheets
Pastry Dough
around 10x12-inch

Topping

1
Egg , beaten
1 Tbsp
Ground Cinnamon
1 pinch

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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
508
FAT
21.2 g
PROTEIN
7.6 g
CARBS
75.6 g

Author's Notes

Make filling up to 3 days in advance. Store uneaten pies in the fridge in an airtight container. Before eating, reheat in a 400 degree F oven for 5-8 minutes until warmed through and crispy.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Peel and finely dice the Green Apple (3).
Step 2
Sprinkle the apples with Corn Starch (1 tablespoon) and toss until cornstarch is gone.
Step 3
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the Butter (1/4 cup). Add the apples, Granulated Sugar (1/3 cup), Brown Sugar (1/3 cup), Lemon Juice (1 tablespoon), Ground Cinnamon (1 teaspoon), and Salt (1/4 teaspoon). Stir to combine.
Step 4
Add a couple of pinches of Ground Nutmeg (2 pinch). Stir to combine.
Step 5
Cook down, stirring, until apples are soft and the filling is thickened, around 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool completely.
Step 6
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Step 7
Make cinnamon sugar sprinkle by combining Granulated Sugar (1 tablespoon), Ground Cinnamon (1 tablespoon), and Salt (1 pinch) in another small bowl.
Step 8
Lay the Pastry Dough (2 sheet) out on a piece of parchment paper and cut into 6 even pieces. Cut diagonal slits into half the pieces - these are the tops.
Step 9
Brush the edges of the bottom pieces with Egg (1) and add 2-3 Tbsp of cooled apple filling to each.
Step 10
Add the top piece and press along the sides with a fork to seal, then place your pies in the fridge for 10-15 minutes. This will help the pies to keep their nice, rounded shape.
Step 11
Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the tops are golden brown.
Step 12
Let cool and serve.

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
508
% Daily Value*
Fat
21.2 g
27%
Saturated Fat
11.4 g
57%
Trans Fat
0.6 g
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Cholesterol
61.7 mg
21%
Carbohydrates
75.6 g
27%
Fiber
4.6 g
16%
Sugars
34.4 g
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Protein
7.6 g
15%
Sodium
563.1 mg
24%
Vitamin D
0.2 µg
1%
Calcium
77.6 mg
6%
Iron
0.5 mg
3%
Potassium
79.5 mg
2%
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