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Nov 24, 2010

Review: McDonald's - Holiday Pie

McDonald's Holiday Pie is a limited-time holiday item that is carried by some McDonald's restaurants around this time of year at the franchisee's election. McDonald's Holiday Pie comes in the same form at their other baked pies but is filled with custard surrounded by what appears to be a confetti-cake-like sugar cookie crust.

Like their normal pies, a Holiday Pie will only cost you 50 cents (2 for $1; individual pies prices vary from restaurant to restaurant).

So how does it taste? I have to say "custard fail!" The best I can say is that it tasted... interesting... The custard was very eggy tasting much like warmed raw cake batter; it made me wonder if I would be making a tribute to the porcelain god later on (You'll be overjoyed to know that I didn't, but I have somewhat of a cast iron stomach).
It would have been better with a fruit filling, like the mainstays of cherry or apple or maybe even just a better custard. The crust by itself was actually tasty, like eating a sugar cookie.
I'm sure McDonald's Holiday Pie must have its share of fans, but I don't think most people will like it. Still, at 50 cents a pop, it doesn't hurt (much) to try one yourself.

Just be sure to call ahead to check if your McDonald's actually carries it (my local McDonald's actually sold out over the weekend).


Nutritional Info - McDonald's Holiday Pie (81g)
Calories - 270 (from Fat - 120)
Fat - 13g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 150mg
Carbs - 34g (Sugar - 15g)
Protein - 4g

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28 comments:

  1. These pies are the best gift the Golden Arches has given us since the McRib.  To disparage the taste of this amazing dessert concoction is to essentially admit you are indeed a fascist.

    The McDonald's Holiday Pie stands alone amongst Christmas treats, and should takes it's rightful place atop the pyramid of baked deliciousness.

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  2. They smell amazing, I haven't tried them, Im not a fan of custard or creme filling.  

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  3. They are bomb .com luv it

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  4. They're the best. I know many people who crave them -- including me. The McDonald's in Northeast Tennessee brought them back last year and are doing so again.

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  5. I'm eating one now at 2:10am. I wanted sugar cookies but they were out. So the girl suggested this new "holiday pie thing". So far.. Sooooo good!

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  6. I love those things!! Soo good!

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  7. I had one of these last year around this time. I recently remembered them somehow and am currently craving one of these. DAMNIT!

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  8. It tasted like Styrofoam.

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  9. They are amazing! I make sure to have some every year

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  10. I just had one.  They're awesome!  AWESOME!

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  11. Yours looks under cooked, I just got a couple and they were nicely browned :)

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  12. I don't care for this these, but every year I get a few of the pumpkin holiday ones! Had them?

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  13. I've heard of but have never seen nor tried the McDonald's pumpkin pie =(

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  14. Most McDonald's have apple and cherry as standard. I've heard they have berry and pumpkin in some parts of the U.S. as well as others.

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  15. Pumpkin from McDonalds is ok, I like these ones better. Here in the spring once they offered coconut cream pies, those were great.

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  16. The only Mcdonald's pie I've head of is the Apple Pie haha.

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  17. NASTIEST CRAP IVE EVER HAD... STICK TO WHAT U KNOW MC E DEES

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  18. I LOVE the holiday pie and the custard middle is the best part! I wish the crust actually was made of sugar cookie, it could be a bit sweeter. Love it so much and look forward to it this time of year, mmmmm!

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  19. I LOVE the pumpkin pies. I haven't seen them offered here in Virginia this year. WTH! :-)

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  20. hahahahah that is so funny.

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  21. what a great surprise it was awesomely delicious

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  22. best fucking pie ever. most american pie in my life

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  23. Theresa Katharine TraviaMonday, December 09, 2013

    I thought this pie sounded fantastic as a huge fan of sweet things. I was disappointed that it was only okay but I like this better than their apple pie. Also, I late half it hot when I got it, the other half froze overnight in my car and I thought it tasted far better that way! The vanilla part of the custard was much more prononced.

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  24. Dookiestain LaFlairMonday, December 16, 2013

    I'm eating one now It's so good. I would eat these off a pretty woman's conrhole.

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  25. I haven't had one of these in a couple of years. I tried one the first year they had them and then forgot all about it. I think I'll have to get one soon.

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