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Deep fried apple pies

If you are one of those people who misses the deep fried apple pies from McDonald's, Harveys has brought back their version!

I just happened to notice them at the Harvey's in the Home Depot in Leaside and was thrilled.

I know that Full Tummy is a fan so I wanted to get the word out.

Also, I called the customer service line to tell them how thrilled I was to see them back on their menu. Hopefully they will keep these on the menu for good.

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  1. Are they filled w/ apple flavored hot lava and fried in beef tallow like the old McD's pies?

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    1. re: GoodGravy

      Yes. The scalded the roof of your mouth and make you talk "la' diss" for the next 2 hours.
      They're delicious, and pretty horribly bad for you, and therefore quite awesome!

    2. Thanks for the tip! I used to love these as a kid, but haven't been to Harvey's in ages. Guess this is a good time to revisit.

      1. Doesn`t Burger King carry those pies also? A & W does as well, except it is covered with cinnamon sugar.

        1. This is great news! I used to LOVE the old McDonald's pies.


          1. Diamond Pizza on Danforth has them, I think they're Mcain

            Diamond Pizza
            1349 Danforth Rd, Toronto, ON M1J1G7, CA

            1. this is in a different realm from the fast food ones and would likely require a special order... but i would strongly suggest getting rachelle's from beast apple pie. it's a refined but hits all the important points of the mcd's deep fried pie and with a really thick and luscious dulce de leche. i had it while she was still at the wine bar and think of it fondly. will have to see what i can do about getting it again...

              1. Thank you, LovelyAsia, I will have to get one, pronto!!!

                1. Yep they;'re back at Harveys and .50 cents if you add it to a combo. But hasn't A&W been doing these with cinnamon on the outside since forever? Sonny's in Brampton too

                  1. LovelyAsia, I had Hubby bring one home for me today. Pretty good replacement, though not quite the same. I remember McD's being more flaky with more bubbles on the surface of the pastry. Still, it satisfies the craving. Here's hoping someone comes out with a cherry pie!! Btw, thank you so much for alerting us.

                    Will also have to try the A&W version.

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                    1. re: Full tummy

                      Your welcome Full tummy! I know what you mean, they are not quite the McD's pie but close...

                      I have had 2 of them at Harvey's since my original sighting, and I noticed that one time they were kept in the deep fryer longer and had more bubbles on the surface and being well done made the crust tastier... the other was a little lighter in colour, so I guess if they leave them in the minimum amount of time the crust does not get crispy enough, but the filling is always hot lava!

                      I agree a deep fried cherry pie would be wonderful!

                      Thanks to the other posters who mentioned other versions, but for me, I am trying to find as close a substitute to McD's original pies.

                      in fact, I used to go to Pizza Hut for their mini version which was also dusted with cinnamon sugar but it was never quite the same... and I believe Pizza Pizza sells the McCain apple pies but they always tasted awful... at least at Harvey's the only other thing going in the oil is fries, not chicken wings!

                      1. re: LovelyAsia

                        Yes, I also found the Pizza Pizza ones tasted disgusting. Good to have the Harveys option finally. Maybe next time I'll ask if the pie can be left in the fryer longer.