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McDonald's Apple Pie and Taco Bell Cinnamon Crumble

McDonald's Apple Pie and Taco Bell Cinnamon Crumble

Emily Jacobs

These crumbles have it all: fresh apple, crunchy oat topping, and the addition of a savory piecrust and crunchy cinnamon from McDonald’s and Taco Bell.

Notes

Special thanks to Emily Jacobs of Sage Recipes for helping us test this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 8 McDonald's Apple Pies, cut into large chunks
  • 4 Taco Bell Twists, finely processed
  • 1 Cup whole-grain oats
  • 1/4 Cup butter
  • 4 apples, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 2 Wendy's vanilla frosty, for serving

Servings12

Calories Per Serving206

Folate equivalent (total)17µg4%


Apple Crumble Pie

Apple Crumble Pie: A quick and easy version of classic apple crumble pie. A homemade filling made from fresh apples, brown sugar and cinnamon gets taken to the next level with a buttery crumble topping.

It’s no secret, I make alot of pies in my career as a food photographer. But, you guys…this apple crumble pie one IS AMAZING! It’s quick, easy and the crumble topping is not only forgiving of varying oven temps but DELICIOUS. It is my new favorite pie for fall and you need to try it! So, get to your local apple orchard or farmers market and get picking because making the perfect Dutch Apple Pie is now easier than ever!

How to Make Apple Crumble Pie

First, gather your ingredients and get your oven preheated to 400 degrees. While the oven is preheating, prepare your pie crust by placing in an UNGREASED pie pan and fluting the edges using your index finger and thumb.

Next, its time to prepare the filling! Peel and slice the apples

Next, you want to peel and slice the apples to about 1/4 thick. Then mix them with the remaining pie ingredients in a large bowl. Give it a nice stir until they are evenly combined, then place them in the prepared pie dish. Next, its time for the best part! The crumble topping! You can use a fork or your hands for this part, its really up to you!

Bake the pie for about 15 minutes at 400 degrees, then lower the temperature to 375 and bake for an additional 35 minutes. To prevent the top of the pie from getting too brown, you may need to cover with aluminum foil for the last several minutes of baking.

Now the hard part … waiting for it to set so you can take a slice and chow down! There you have it, a super easy Apple Crumb Recipe that will taste like it took all day!


McDonald's Changed It's Legendary Apple Pie Recipe&mdashAnd People Are Pissed

McDonald's apple pies first showed up on the fast-food chain's menu in 1968. And a recent change to the beloved dessert has nostalgic fans ready to riot. The company has announced that they are revamping the apple pie recipe in an effort to make it healthier. As Insider reports, the new recipe will feature less sugar, and the apple pie will be made with fewer ingredients overall.

"Our new freshly baked apple pie recipe is in line with other positive changes we have made," Tiffany Briggs, a McDonald's spokesperson, said in a statement. "We removed, for example, artificial preservatives from our Chicken McNuggets and switched to real butter in our breakfast sandwiches because those changes matter to our guests."

One of the main changes to the apple pie is the crust, as the new recipe features a latticed crust with a sugar topping, rather than the sugar and cinnamon topping that customers are used to.

The healthier change has some fans fuming. And naturally, they're using social media to express their frustration.

McDonald's changed their apple pie crust & we should be rioting in the streets.

&mdash shushy ❄️ (@rachel2manypaws) September 9, 2018

Tbh I hate the new apple pies from McDonald&rsquos

&mdash Adriana (@_Jess_Ara) September 13, 2018

not even the apple pies taste the same anymore at McDonald's. my cravings were disrespected today

&mdash Yarii (@alexandria_3100) September 16, 2018

Who told McDonald&rsquos to change their apple pies dho?

&mdash Hood Mona Lisa (@Dubbm_) September 13, 2018

@McDonalds I didn't think you could really ruin an apple pie. but you managed to do just that. They are horrible now.

&mdash Justin White (@jmwhite777) September 18, 2018

&#[email protected]⁩ I don&rsquot even know what to say. Where&rsquos the green box? Where&rsquos the apple PIE. The Franken-Strudel you have offered 2 nite is yet another example of big business sticking it to the common man!! You know what I&rsquom talking about &#[email protected]⁩!! #lowbudget pic.twitter.com/kON8sQMGOT

&mdash Jason Lindley (@The_Mr_Lindley) September 12, 2018

McDonald's is well aware of the backlash, though, and when one Twitter user said that they "like the old recipe better," the company responded. "Our new apple pie is made with fewer ingredients such as sugar, sliced 100-percent American grown apples and a bit of cinnamon to the filling for flavor to give each one that homemade taste our customers love."

Hi, Megan! Our new apple pie is made with fewer ingredients such as sugar, sliced 100-percent American grown apples and a bit of cinnamon to the filling for flavor to give each one that homemade taste our customers love.

&mdash McDonald&rsquos⁷ (@McDonalds) September 17, 2018

However, many people may not be aware that isn't the first time the apple pie recipe was changed. As Eater reports, in 1992 McDonald's stopped frying their pies, and instead started selling a baked version.


McDonald's Is Adding Cinnamon Rolls, Apple Fritters, and Blueberry Muffins to Its McCafé Menu

It's the first time they've added to the McCafé Bakery in almost 10 years.

Think of McDonald’s breakfast and there’s probably one item that comes to mind: the Egg McMuffin. Maybe the McGriddle if you’ve got a sweet tooth. Either way, most people don’t really opt for their McCafé line of bakery items, which are just kind of there.

Well, perhaps that will change now that McDonald’s has endeavored to update the McCafé bakery menu for the first time in nearly a full decade. Beginning on October 28th, the McCafé bakery menu will introduce three new items to the morning lineup for those looking for a slightly less fried breakfast from the fast food chain. Based on the current bakery menu, that would constitute a 150% increase in the size of the menu.

So what can you pair your McDonald’s coffee with? The menu additions include an apple fritter, blueberry muffin, and a cinnamon roll. Nothing too exotic here, just the kind of solid baked goods you𠆝 find at any decent coffee shop𠅎xcept you’ll find them at pretty much any McDonald’s (available at any point in the day) soon enough.

The expansion of the McCafé menu comes at a time when the breakfast wars are heating up after a brief mid-pandemic pause. Wendy’s has made quite the 2020 push to make its breakfast A Thing, and Taco Bell recently said it’s restarted breakfast service at half of its US locations. In that sense, this move from McDonald’s can be seen as an effort to capture an AM audience that might normally opt for Starbucks or something similar.

Of course, maybe all McDonald’s needs to do to boost its breakfast sales is let someone like Travis Scott or J Balvin make a signature McCafé meal. All they need to do is find a hip musical artist who loves apple fritters.


Shake Shack/Facebook

Long before Shake Shack was an international megachain, it served a weekly custard flavor at its local stores. There were inventive shake bases like strawberry cheesecake or peanut butter. These days, the menu at Shake Shack stays the same, with only seasonal selections on rotation. (Right now, for example, Shake Shack is offering the s'mores shake.) The creamy treats are still superb, but there was something fun about checking the calendar for upcoming flavors.


16 Discontinued Fast Food Menu Items We Desperately Need Back

Fast food is like fashion. The trends come and go, and sometimes we're left wondering why we liked what we did all those years ago&ndashbut it's important to remember that at the time, it felt right. Every so often, however, there are things that come along, whether it be a foodie trend or a piece of clothing, and it just holds a special place in our nostalgia-loving hearts. For one reason or another, these fast food menu items didn't manage to last forever, but we didn't forget about them. Everyone loves to reminisce about their favorite childhood treats (and even breakfast cereals), so we decided to take a trip down a very fast food&ndashfueled memory lane, and pay our respects to these 16 discontinued fast food menu items.

The late-'90s introduced the world to Burger King's Cini-Minis. These miniature cinnamon rolls were warm and oh, so flaky. Not to mention, the center was perfectly chewy and each order came with a side of icing to top it all off. They were discontinued in the early aughts, but came back for a brief moment in 2018. We're still holding out hope that they'll regain their rightful place as a permanent menu item sometime in the near future.

This one still hurts because it's a fresh wound. KFC ditched their deliciously hearty potato wedges in June 2020 in favor of selling their herb dusted fries. And while the new fries are good, they're just not the same.

What do you get when you slap bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, and special sauce between two deep-fried chicken filets? The answer is simple. You get the world's most unhealthy sandwich. So it's no wonder that it didn't last very long after debuting in 201o. The sandwich has remerged for limited-time offerings in the decade since it's official end, which means that someone out there likes it.

Wendy's offered a variety of fresh stuffed pitas in the late-'90s &ndash from the Garden Ranch Chicken Pita to the Veggie Pita, and even the Greek Pita. But it was the Chicken Caesar Pita that garnered such a cult following that it inspired many recipes online to try and duplicate the magic, and there's even an online petition to bring it back.


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At McDonald's, we take great care to serve quality, great-tasting menu items to our customers each and every time they visit our restaurants. We understand that each of our customers has individual needs and considerations when choosing a place to eat or drink outside their home, especially those customers with food allergies. As part of our commitment to you, we provide the most current ingredient information available from our food suppliers for the eight most common allergens as identified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (eggs, dairy, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish), so that our guests with food allergies can make informed food selections. However, we also want you to know that despite taking precautions, normal kitchen operations may involve some shared cooking and preparation areas, equipment and utensils, and the possibility exists for your food items to come in contact with other food products, including allergens. We encourage our customers with food allergies or special dietary needs to visit www.mcdonalds.com for ingredient information, and to consult their doctor for questions regarding their diet. If you have questions about our food, please reach out to us directly using our contact us forms.

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All The Best Fast Food Desserts, Ranked

While burgers and fries take the spotlight on any fast food menu, it would be wrong to underestimate the art of saving room for dessert. Surprisingly, fast casual restaurants are keepers to some of the best frozen treats. Can you order a McFlurry at a high-end dinner? I think not.

Fast food is the ideal meal when we&rsquore too busy to sit down and enjoy a home cooked dinner, or when you&rsquore driving the kids from one activity to another and they haven't even started their homework yet. Founder of Wendy&rsquos Dave Thomas wanted to create the Frosty as the final touch on the "perfect meal," and I&rsquod have to agree with him. It&rsquos no easy task to rank fast food desserts with so many options available, but we did it. Here&rsquos our official ranking of some of the best (and some of the not-so-great) fast food treats, from our favorites to our least faves.

If loving an Oreo McFlurry is wrong, I don&rsquot want to be right. There&rsquos something instantly iconic about a McFlurry. With McDonald&rsquos now on UberEats, giving into the craving has been even easier during the pandemic. And while we love the Oreo edition, you should always stay vigilant for new limited-edition flavors such as the Shamrock Oreo McFlurry and the Chips Ahoy McFlurry.

Calling this ice cream would be a disservice, because frozen custard is so much creamier and more premium than you&rsquod expect. Shake Shack&rsquos Frozen Custard is hand-spun daily right in the kitchen. Anyone who tries one can taste right away how fresh this dessert truly is. It&rsquos made with real sugar (not high fructose corn syrup) and the milk comes from dairy farmers who have pledged not to use artificial growth hormones. Just when I thought I couldn&rsquot love this cup of joy anymore!

The most recognizable item on Wendy's menu is the Frosty. Like, do you actually eat Wendy&rsquos if you don&rsquot dip your French fries into a chocolate Frosty? For a casual dining restaurant, the quality here reigns supreme. I appreciate that the restaurant doesn&rsquot try to overextend themselves and offer too many variations&mdashthey keep it classic to vanilla and chocolate. Although they say you can drink it with a straw, I highly advise you make sure you have that spoon in the bag.

Chick-Fil-A really knows how to make summer that much more enjoyable with their Frosted Lemonade. An upgrade from an original lemonade, it&rsquos a hand-spun masterpiece of their lemonade (even available in diet) and their original Icedream dessert. See what they did there&mdashtheir ice cream is Icedream(y)! While you can&rsquot go wrong with their shakes either, this lemonade delight pairs so well with any of their chicken sandwiches.

Who knew that McDonald&rsquos would become known for those small but delectable Baked Apple Pies? It was a stroke of genius to create a dessert that has such a strong sense of home. The serving is just enough and it&rsquos filled with 100 percent American-grown apples. Plus, it is always topped with a sprinkling of sugar. Make sure it&rsquos warm when you get it&mdashjust like how grandma used to serve it!

Taco Bell put their own twist (literally) on a traditional dessert with their Cinnamon Twist. This cinnamon sugar snack is the cherry on top of any meal you order at Taco Bell. Is it Earth-shattering? No, but some desserts are meant to be simple and just balance out the entire meal. I&rsquom still waiting for the restaurant chain to roll out fried ice cream, but I won&rsquot be holding my breath.

A McDonald&rsquos Hot Fudge Sundae just screams nostalgia, which definitely adds to the taste. McDonald&rsquos definitely has the widest array of desserts among fast food chains, like this soft serve dripped with hot fudge. Hot and cold has always been a combination to be savored.

Sure, Sonic Blasts are good. I give them credit for developing different options around candy we know and love such as Reese&rsquos, Snickers, and Butterfingers. My issue with the Sonic Blasts is that it leaves no room for the actual meal. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blast stands at a casual 1,000 calories. If you&rsquore going to try one, maybe split it with a friend!

When I&rsquom thinking Arby&rsquos, I don&rsquot think of a Cherry Turnover, if I&rsquom being honest. It&rsquos hard to get a turnover right while trying to find the perfect balance between the flaky exterior and the fruity interior.

I was today-years-old when I learned White Castle serves a piece of cheesecake dipped in fudge on-a-stick. Seems like an idea that someone comes up with while intoxicated, but look, it is creative. Cheesecake also seems like a dessert that doesn&rsquot pair well with the sliders on White Castle&rsquos menu, but I'll leave that up to you to decide.


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At McDonald’s, we take great care to serve quality, great-tasting menu items to our guests each and every time they visit our restaurants. We understand that each of our guests has individual needs and considerations when choosing a place to eat or drink outside their home, especially those guests with food allergies. As part of our commitment to you, we provide the most current ingredient information available from our food suppliers for the ten priority food allergens identified by Health Canada (eggs, milk, mustard, peanuts, seafood [including fish, crustaceans and shellfish], sulphites, sesame, soy, tree nuts, and wheat and other cereal grains containing gluten) so that our guests with food allergies can make informed food selections. However, we also want you to know that despite taking precautions, normal kitchen operations may involve some shared storage, cooking and preparation areas, equipment, utensils and displays, and the possibility exists for your food items to come in contact with other food products, including other allergens. We encourage our guests with food allergies or special dietary needs to visit www.mcdonalds.ca for ingredient information, and consult their doctor for questions regarding their diet. Due to the individualized nature of food allergies and food sensitivities, guests’ physicians may be best positioned to make recommendations for guests with food allergies and special dietary needs. If you have questions about our food, please reach out to the McDonald’s Guest Relations Contact Centre at 1-888-424-4622. Thank you

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The nutrition information on this website relates to the menu items available at McDonald’s restaurants in Canada only. Some menu items may not be available at all restaurants test products, test formulations, and certain regional products and/or limited time promotional products have not been included. The nutrition information is derived from testing conducted in accredited laboratories, published resources, or from information provided from McDonald’s suppliers. The nutrition information is based on standard product formulations, standard product assembly and serving sizes (including ice for beverages). All nutrition information is based on average values for ingredients from McDonald’s suppliers and is rounded according to federal rounding regulations. Variation in serving sizes, preparation techniques, product testing and sources of supply, as well as regional and seasonal differences, may affect the nutrition values for each product. In addition, product formulations change periodically. You should expect some variation in the nutrient content of the products purchased in our restaurants. No products are certified as vegetarian products may contain trace amounts of ingredients derived from animals. Our fried menu items are cooked in a vegetable oil blend with citric acid added as a processing aid and dimethylpolysiloxane to reduce oil splatter when cooking.

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At McDonald’s, we take great care to serve quality, great-tasting menu items to our guests each and every time they visit our restaurants. We understand that each of our guests has individual needs and considerations when choosing a place to eat or drink outside their home, especially those guests with food allergies.


Ann Marie Langrehr

What to order: McDouble with no ketchup, add lettuce and Big Mac Sauce

If you love Big Mac sauce but don't want that extra bun in the middle of your burger, you can save a bit of money by tricking out a McDouble instead to create the Poor Man's Big Mac. You'll have to order this one at the counter because you can't add Big Mac sauce to a McDouble through the McDonald's app. We promise it's worth it, though!


Watch the video: 10 McDonalds Secrets That Makes Their Apple Pie So Much More Interesting (January 2022).