It’s fairly easy compared to most of the Milk Bar recipes, but my brain was being a bit slow, so I got confused. I barely had enough graham cracker crumbs to make the crust, mostly because I didn’t realize I needed some for the rest of the pie. But, it turned out fine, anyway.
Now, I can’t say I’ve ever had the real McDonald’s pies. I think I might have tried the apple one before, but I definitely never tried the strawberry one. Anyway, when I asked K what he wanted for his birthday treat this year, he said…”something with puff pastry, strawberry pie? hmm maybe cheesecake or cream cheese, maybe the McDonald’s pies?” and I was reminded that I had seen a recipe for a copycat of the McDonald’s pies. It turned out that the recipe was for the apple turnovers, so I took inspiration from Bravetart to do my version.
Here we have a recipe that is easy to customize for your audience. With one person who couldn’t do dairy, and one who was arriving home for dinner much later, I was able to bake them in batches, and also adjust the ingredients in the filling to help. If you have picky family members, you can change things for them.
This isn’t my first time making this kind of recipe, but I had my best luck with this recipe and am happy to keep making them since all of us were fans. This is one of K’s favorite dim sum treats, and I am excited to make them at home.