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McDonald's fried apple pie [Moved from L.A. board]

LuluBleu Dec 10, 2007 04:29 PM

So, for the non-snobs out there, I had to share this since I loved these when I was a kid. These fried, scary pies, with their molten lava hot apple center and their grease-stained box. They discontinued them a few years back and tho I rarely eat at McD's, I've longed for them on occasion...a very specific craving. In Europe and Mexico you can find them, but not here.

So to my surprise, I stopped at the Downey McDonalds (the oldest one in the country) to grab a quick diet coke. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed that the photo of their apple pie was the fried, bubbly kind. I asked the kid (more like shrieked) behind the counter and he shrugged and said "yeah, they're fried."

So in case any of you have a soft spot for these - the Downey shop sells 'em! I hope I'm not the only one excited about this.


  1. ozzygee Dec 28, 2007 03:34 PM

    But do they still fry them in beef tallow?

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      Big Bad Voodoo Lou Dec 13, 2007 10:36 PM

      I'm pretty sure you don't have them where you live in L.A., but the Whataburger fast food chain (mostly in the South) serves the same fried apple pies that all McDonald's used to have.

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      1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou
        danhole Dec 17, 2007 08:30 AM

        Thanks for the tip Lou! I do not go to McD's, but I will go to Whataburger for a fried pie!

      2. SungSook Dec 13, 2007 12:32 AM

        Ohhhhhh, I LOVE these! They have fried taro pies in Hawaii and I had one of those a couple years ago, but I haven't had a fried apple pie in the states for YEARS!

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          slacker Dec 11, 2007 11:38 PM

          I love them. Never noticed they were gone, since they were always there when I wanted them. It's a better value to buy two instead of one. :D Actually, I kind of hate that about McD's.

          1. J.L. Dec 11, 2007 11:10 PM

            Uh, they're all over the place. They're on the menu at McDonald's at all locations I've been to in the past year. Though recently, some of these pies have a nasty "motor oil" aftertaste to them.... ick.

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            1. re: J.L.
              LuluBleu Dec 12, 2007 06:53 PM

              they're not. maybe you're confused with the baked apple pie. no other mcdonald's has them but the one in downey.

              1. re: LuluBleu
                KaimukiMan Dec 13, 2007 07:07 PM

                how can you say that when you already reviewed the fried pie locator chart?

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              Oh Robin Dec 11, 2007 12:01 PM

              I love the caramel apple ones at Taco Bell. Evil!

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              1. re: Oh Robin
                ns1 Dec 11, 2007 05:59 PM

                you mean the caramel apple empenadas? agreed. they're so addictive but so bad.

              2. Cicely Dec 11, 2007 09:46 AM

                Wow! Yeah, I usually get them when I go out of country, although it's kind of embarrassing to slink into a McDo's in another country, like, "Yeah, I'm that American who can't live without her native junk food!"

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                1. re: Cicely
                  lamster Dec 26, 2007 08:51 AM

                  Me too. I used to grab them at McDonald's in Hong Kong. :)

                2. Tinitime Dec 10, 2007 07:53 PM

                  They have them at Popeye's. Sometimes 2 for $1.

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                    ns1 Dec 10, 2007 04:49 PM

                    Conveniently enough, here's an McD fried apple pie locater


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                    1. re: ns1
                      LuluBleu Dec 10, 2007 05:06 PM

                      Fried Apple Pie locater! Hilarious!

                      1. re: ns1
                        yum4fun Dec 11, 2007 06:28 PM

                        Not on the locator list, but the McD's inside the Fox Hills mall carries fried apple pie too.

                        It's a guilty indulgence...hehehe

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                          Hooda_Guest Dec 26, 2007 03:21 PM

                          Sad to say, it looks like that web page has not been updated since 2003 unless I'm looking at it wrong. I love those apple pies and am going to start looking in the Wal-Marts around here. All it says for Missouri is various locations. Guess it is up to me to find those locations!!

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                          SoCal Foodie Dec 10, 2007 04:47 PM

                          For several years now, Kentucky Fried Chicken has been selling what appears to be the same fried apple pie that McDonalds used to sell - delicious!

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                          1. re: SoCal Foodie
                            Eat_Nopal Dec 27, 2007 12:58 PM

                            Subway has started carrying them as well. (Confirmed sightings at SFO Terminal 3 "Baggage Claim", and in Western Chicago area.

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