McDonald’s Copycat Mini Apple Pie

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The entire house fills with the delightful aroma of warm cinnamon and apples as they bake in the oven! These treats are wonderfully crispy and flaky on the outside, while the filling inside is gooey and bursting with the perfect mix of sweetness and tartness.

If you’re a fan of the apple pies from McDonald’s, you’re going to adore this easy-to-make copycat recipe that you can whip up right at home, and it’s even better! The pies boast a flaky, crispy crust, and the filling is delightfully gooey with a heavenly apple spice flavor.

McDonald’s Copycat Mini Apple Pie

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Servings 8


**For the Puff Pastry:**

  • 1 package of puff pastry 1 pound – 2 sheets
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk

**For the Apple Pie Filling:**

  • 2 large Granny Smith apples peeled and cubed
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water

**For the Cinnamon Sugar:**

  • 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


**1. Make the Egg Wash:**

  • – Whisk together the egg and milk in a small bowl. Set it aside.

**2. Prepare the Cinnamon Sugar:**

  • – In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Set it aside.

**3. Make the Apple Pie Filling:**

  • – In a pan over medium heat, combine the butter, apples, light brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, vanilla extract, and lemon juice.
  • – Allow the mixture to simmer on low heat for 6 to 8 minutes until the apples are soft when poked with a fork.
  • – Mix the water and cornstarch in a small bowl to make a cornstarch slurry. Add it to the pan to thicken the filling, then remove from heat and transfer to a bowl.

**4. Prepare the Puff Pastry:**

  • – Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • – Spread the puff pastry on a baking sheet and cut each sheet into four equal pieces.
  • – Brush the edges of each piece with a little egg wash.
  • – Add the apple filling along one side and fold over. Press down on the edges to seal it, then use a fork to press around the edges to seal them shut. Repeat with the remaining pieces.
  • – Brush the tops with egg wash and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

**5. Bake the Pies:**

  • – Transfer to the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • – Enjoy warm!

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