McDonald’s is thought for its baked apple pie, however the fast-food large usually experiments with different tasty pastries — like its Pumpkin and Creme Pie, which resurfaced for Thanksgiving, and the vanilla-custard Vacation Pie, which comes out round Christmas.
Now McDonald’s has introduced again a dessert that is been off the menu within the US since 2017: the Blueberry and Crème Pie.
Obtainable at choose places for a restricted time, the dessert options McDonald’s acquainted baked pie crust, wrapped round a blueberry filling and a stripe of vanilla-flavored creme.
This is the place to get it, what it tastes like and different pie flavors Mickey D’s has launched through the years. For extra, study, and the at your favourite fast-food joint.
The place can I discover the Blueberry and Crème Pie?
Every area will get to determine which pies it carries, however about 6,800 of McDonald’s 14,000 US places are carrying the blueberry pie. Costs vary from 99 cents to about $2.30, relying on the place you discover it.
For those who use DoorDash or UberEats, the merchandise ought to seem on the apps’ McDelivery menu if it is out there in your space.
How does it style?
The 290-calorie pie is a traditional McDonald’s sugar-coated flaky pastry crust, crammed with blueberry filling, side-by-side with a vanilla-flavored crème.
Ian Ok. of Peep This Out! Reviews referred to as the Blueberry and Crème Pie “a stunning state of affairs,” full of blueberry filling with out being cloyingly candy.
“It truly appears like there are items of blueberry in there, not only a purée,” stated Ian, who gave the dessert an 8 out of 10 ranking. The baked outer coating “feels fried, but it surely’s not,” he added. “It isn’t too greasy in my palms.”
How lengthy will it’s out there?
McDonald’s does not often make formal bulletins about departing menu gadgets, partially to tempt prospects via its doorways to see in the event that they’re nonetheless out there.
The corporate has solely stated the blueberry pies, first teased in mid-January, will probably be round “for a restricted time.”
What number of completely different pies does McDonald’s make?
McDonald’s has offered greater than 40 completely different pie flavors globally, Mashed reports, beginning with the ever-present apple pie — the primary dessert added to the menu, again in 1968.
Since then it is launched different flavors like cherry, lemon and chocolate, in addition to extra unique varieties, together with s’mores, candy potato (out there in Hong Kong), mango-passionfruit and a savory bacon-potato pie (launched in Japan).
In Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama, you may order a cheese pie — flaky pastry crammed with pay de queso, a candy creamy cheese much like a cheesecake filling.
Mickey D’s even launched a fried taro pie in Asian markets in 2012 after a trial run in Hawaii. The purple tuber seems to be a bit like a potato however is way sweeter.
The place are McDonald’s pies made?
For greater than 50 years, all of the pies offered in US McDonald’s have been made solely at Bama Firms in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Bama additionally makes biscuits and hotcakes for the fast-food chain.)
With greater than 800 workers at three services working 24 hours a day, Bama cranks out greater than 2 million pies for McDonald’s every single day.
Whereas they’re ready in Tulsa, the pies are baked on-site at McDonald’s eating places nationwide.
In 2018, Bama tweaked McDonald’s apple-pie recipe, eradicating synthetic colours and preservatives and excessive fructose corn syrup, and swapping in a lattice prime for the entire prime with slits, Bama CEO Paula Marshall advised Tulsa World. It additionally began utilizing greater chunks of apple and fewer juice.
The Blueberry and Crème Pie just isn’t again on the McDonald’s menu in Bama’s residence state of Oklahoma, nonetheless: Prospects there can check out the new Strawberry and Crème Pie.