McDonald’s has brought back their Holiday Pie for the end of 2013. The Holiday Pie is a McDonald’s flaky pie crust glazed with sugar and topped with sprinkles filled with a vanilla custard. The pies will be available for a limited-time only.
I bought a single pie for $.89 (my McDonald’s was also offering 2 for $1.29).
And with the departure of the Pumpkin Pie at many McDonald’s, we are greeted by a new Holiday Pie to usher in the Christmas season. While I don’t quite understand why some McDonald’s have already phased out the pumpkin pie (even before Thanksgiving), I will just have to accept that all good things must come to an end.
McDonald’s latest limited-time pie is quite possibly the strangest pie I’ve seen them offer (even stranger than the regional Taro Pie). I’m not sure the Holiday Pie knows what it wants to be. From the outside it looks like a birthday cake, but on the inside there’s a goopy custard filling.
The pie crust on the Holiday Pie is pretty much the same soft baked shell as all of McDonald’s current pies. The outer shell is soft and more bready than it used to be when they deep fried their pies. I think this kind of pie crust works better with this particular pie, however.
The outside of the pie had some kind of sweet glaze baked into it that added a much needed amount of sugar, since the filling itself wasn’t all that sweet. The filling had a consistency of a thick custard. It also tasted vaguely like custard, but with a mysterious subtle taste to it that I couldn’t quite pinpoint. I could best describe the flavor of the filling as a cross between vanilla pudding and cake batter. The pie was definitely on the weird side, but it was decent, especially given the price tag.
The Holiday Pie from McDonald’s is a variation of McDonald’s familiar pies that is filled with custard and topped with rainbow sprinkles. The outside of the pie has a sweet glaze that lends a sweetness to the whole pie. The custard filling tastes like an odd mix of cake batter and vanilla pudding. The pie was a little strange for me, but it didn’t taste bad. Given the under-a-buck price tag, I will probably be ordering one of these again.
What I liked: Creamy custard filling, outside of the pie was sweet thanks to the glaze and sprinkles
What I didn’t like: The custard had a bit of a weird taste to it
Calories from Fat: 120
Total Fat: 13g
Sat. Fat: 6g
Trans Fat: 0g
Dietary Fiber: 4g