Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Old School McDonald's Apple Pies

I'm only posting this real quick because it's cool that Singapore's McDonald's still feature those old deep fried Apple Pies, which have long since become extinct in the US these days. I guess the baked-variety in the US now is much healthier, but oh so boring! Well, at least the McDonald's at San Jose Airport Terminal A still has the old version. Apparently the reason they can't go to the healthier version is due to space constraints, and there are even multiple websites that track which McDonald's in the US still have the old apple pie. I heard that they make it crispy by adding bits of potato into the crust, which makes it crispy upon hitting the deep fryer.

Actually, if you get a chance to go to Japan, stop at a McDonald's there. Not only do they have the fried apple pies, they even have cool variations, like the Bacon Potato Pie, which is basically the same thing as the Apple Pie, but obviously with salty ingredients instead.

5 comments:

Tym said...

Singapore McDonald's outlets used to carry pineapple and yam pies too --- not sure if they still do, or how popular they were? I didn't know that the apple pie was such an endangered species, though. Maybe I should go have one tomorrow...

Conch said...

Australia still has the old Deep Fried apple pies.

Anonymous said...

Moscow, Russia and Kiev, Ukraine have fried apple pies

Anonymous said...

Japan stop selling the "Bacon Potato pie" about 5 years ago. I never understood way, they were so much better than the apple pies and by far my favorite fast food treat.

Anonymous said...

Philippines also have the fried apple pies and if you happen to eat breakfast in some branches and ordered apple pie with any meals you can get a free newspaper!