MockDonald's Apple Pies  

When I was growing up, the best part of going to McDonald's was the fried apple pies! I was very disappointed when they switched to the baked ones they sell these days.

Well, an online friend turned me onto a homemade version [thanks HB!] and I cooked some up the other day. It's still not quite the same but it's as close as you're likely to get at home.

I bought some egg roll wrappers and apples in the organic section of the grocery store (the wrappers aren't organic, but are "all natural"). I chose Red Delicious apples, instead of a more traditional baking apple, because.... well, because they were cheaper. ;o)

Normally I would have peeled and sliced the apples, put them in a pot with a little honey, cinnamon, and lemon juice, and then cooked them down a little to make a pie filling. But because Red Delicious apples are not very firm, I decided not to cook them and simply tossed the slices in some lemon juice and cinnamon, then sprinkled a little sugar over them to pull out some moisture. I let them sit for a while and stirred them every once in a while to help with the "cooking" the sugar was doing.

Meanwhile, I pulled out the egg roll wrappers and filled a small baby food jar with water. I put some coconut oil in a pan and put it on med-high heat.

The next step was to assemble and fry! With my finger, I ran some water all around the edge of a wrapper and a line down the middle. Then placed a spoonful of apple filling on one half of the wrapper, folded the other half over it, and crimped all the way around with a fork. Poked a hole in the top of the pie (so it won't explode!) and deep fried it in the hot oil, turning once.

When it reached the golden brown and delicious stage on both sides, I took it out and let it drain on a paper towel (or you can do what my mom always did and drain on a brown paper bag).

That's it! Yummy!


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Wow! Now those look so GOOD! And you made it sound sooooo easy. I just may have to try it.



those look so pretty. yummy, too.

Thanks ladies! When HB said on WTM that she used leftover egg roll wrappers for pies that were similar to Mickey-D's old version, I just had to give it a go. Princess helped, and it was pretty easy.

OOOOOOOOOOOOOH, yours turned out much prettier than mine. =D