Disclosure: I am a brand ambassador for McDonald’s. I am being compensated for this post on McDonald’s Apple Pies.
Who doesn’t like apple pie? And who doesn’t like to treat themselves to McDonald’s Apple Pies? Occasionally, the craving just hits. And apples and cinnamon sandwiched between flaky layers of crust beckon.
I remember when I was in college, I would get a craving for a McDonald’s Apple Pie right in the middle of late night studies. Unable to resist, I would get in my car and drive the three or four miles to McDonald’s. I would get two – just in case the craving monster wasn’t satisfied with just one. From then on, I was hooked.
According to MSN (link inserted here), the Apple Pie was the first dessert to be added onto the menu at McDonald’s in 1968. For many years, the dessert was in fried form. In 1992, the fried dessert was converted to a baked pie to meet the healthier way of eating that many had adapted to by the early 1990s.
McDonald’s offers seasonal pies, too. Around the holidays, you can often find popular Holiday Pie. The central Arkansas McDonald’s are currently offering Strawberry and Crème and Cherry and Crème Pies until the end of March!
National Pie Day on January 23 is the perfect day to treat yourself, your family, your friends, and your coworkers with individual McDonald’s Apple Pies!
I decided to do just that for my own coworkers at the school where I teach.
Some of my coworkers – especially the math teachers – celebrate National Pi Day on March 14. And even a non math person like myself enjoys a slice on that day. I mean if we must celebrate math, we should do it with some yummy dessert. Haha…I’m kidding, math teacher friends!
The McDonald’s Apple Pies are perfect for sharing with a group whether it be National Pie Day or National Pi Day because the pies are essentially mess free. There is no need to worry about finding a knife or a pie slicer in the teacher’s lounge or office break room. If someone wants his pie warmed up later in the day, all he has to do it pop it in the microwave for a few seconds.
And, just like that, it is a pie party in the teacher’s lounge! For sake of variety, I also brought some of the seasonal Cherries ‘N Cream pies – which are also delicious!
Like most teacher’s lounge food, the pies didn’t last long.
Little treats like this are a good moral booster for sluggish coworkers on a sleepy morning or a long afternoon.
And because you love your coworkers so much, and I love you so much, I am sharing the link to the “Just Eat Pie” printable right here. It is in PDF form so it will print to regular copy paper. Just pop it into an 8×10 frame, and you are ready to go!
Did you know that you can get two McDonald’s Apple Pies for little more than $1? Talk about a sweet deal!
Some select locations around the country have now started to offer fried versions of the pies again.
McDonald’s has lots of other great offers going on right now, too!
You can pair your pie with a $1 small coffee or a $2 latte, frappe, mocha, or hot chocolate.
Whom are you going to treat for National Pie Day?