There is absolutely nothing in the morning other than a hot cup of coffee and a light pastry. Today, I made such an easy Air Fryer Copycat McDonald’s Apple Pie.
Breakfast will not get easier than this. Making a homemade (semi) apple turnover, and you only need a few ingredients.
So, if you love McDonald’s Apple Pies, this is the perfect recipe for you! Add with the air fryer; you get a great and flaky pastry every time!
If you are looking for even more Air Fryer Pastry Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER BEST CHERRY TURNOVERS, AIR FRYER S’MORES BANANA BOATS, AIR FRYER NUTELLA CROISSANTS, and AIR FRYER COOKIE DOUGH EGG ROLLS.
What Are McDonald’s Style Apple Pies?
There is nothing better than a hot apple pie from McDonald’s made with a simple apple filling. The pastry is flaky and so good!
The warm apple filling makes the whole pie! Today, I made them in triangle shapes, but you can easily shape them into the typical rectangle shapes.
Same great taste and there is nothing better than making a copycat version in your own Air Fryer!
Ingredients Needed In Air Fryer Copycat McDonald’s Apple Pie
- Granulated Sugar
- All-Purpose Flour
- Ground Cinnamon
- Puff Pastry
- Cooking Spray
For the full recipe, make sure you scroll down to the recipe card below, but here is a brief overview of how to make Air Fryer Copycat Apple Pies!
How To Make Air Fryer Copycat McDonald’s Apple Pie
In a small bowl, combine the chopped apples, granulated sugar, flour, and ground cinnamon. Set aside for 10 minutes.
Spoon about 3 tablespoons of the mix into the center of the puff pastry square. Fold it over, shaping a triangle, and firmly press the edges, so they stick together. Repeat the process with the rest of the puff pastry.
Spray the air fryer with cooking spray—Air Fry at 400 degrees F, air fryer sitting, for 6 minutes. Flip and cook for another 5 to 8 minutes, or until golden brown.
Some Other Pastry Recipes,
Some Common Questions, Regarding This Recipe,
Can You Freeze Air Fryer Copycat McDonald’s Apple Pie
Yes, after you assemble the pies, add them to a baking sheet, pop the baking sheet into the freezer until they are frozen.
Then take them off the baking sheet, and place them in a Ziploc bag. Then when you are ready to eat them, either bake the apple turnovers or air fry them.
How To Keep Air Fryer Apple Turnovers From Leaking.
This is a widespread problem. Since you are folding the edges yourself, you will eventually run into the turnover that leaks.
The only suggestion I can make is to tightly crimp the edges together with your fingers or a fork.
Sometimes adding a small about of water will help the pastry stick together, so use a pastry brush to add a small amount of water to the edges.
How To Thaw Puff Pastry.
There are two ways to thaw puff pastry. I usually take it out the night before using it and defrost it in the refrigerator. The other way if you are in a rush is to leave it on the counter and give it about 30 minutes.
Why Do I Spray the Pastry with Olive Oil?
The olive oil helps crips up the dough. You could also use an egg wash.
What Apples Are Best
There are so many apples that are great for baking. I usually use either Pink Lady, Granny Smith, or Bramley.
You really want a firm apple, so the apple stays a bit crunchy after baking.
How To Store Air Fryer Copycat McDonald’s Apple Pie
To store these apple pies, let them cool to room temperature and then place them into an airtight container. They will last in the refrigerator for about 2 to 3 days.
You can either reheat them in the air fryer or microwave.
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- 2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped into small pieces
- ¼ Cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp flour
- 1 Tsp cinnamon
- 1 Package puff pastry, cut into 6 squares
- Cooking Spray
- In a bowl, combine the chopped apple, sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Set aside for 10 minutes.
- Spoon around 3 Tbsp of the mix into the center of the puff pastry square. Fold it over, shaping a triangle, and firmly press the edges, so they stick together. Repeat the process with the rest of the puff pastry.
- Take to the air fryer and spray with the butter cooking spray—Cook at 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 6 minutes. Flip and cook for 5 more minutes or until golden brown.
- Plate serve, and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g