The McDonald's Apple Pie is an interesting little number, I certainly wouldn't place it in the realm of delicious pastry, but I often find myself hankering for one in all its boiling hot, fruity goodness. This Festive Pie is a festive edition (funny that), and ditches the traditional apple filling for one of mincemeat and custard.
Now, I won't pretend that in any way shape or form this is a delicious gourmet dessert, but it certainly isn't bad. The "pastry" is the same as the regular apple pie, a crispy, slightly greasy casing that tastes more like batter than pastry. It's oddly satisfying, but obviously not the best quality. As for the filling, it's pretty good. The mincemeat is your usual mine pie affair, a nice helping of chunky, fruity stuff that provides a good bit of texture and flavour, accompanied by a dollop of custard that, while a little on the heavy side, provides a nice creamy taste that blends in quite well with the rest of the pie. This Festive Pie is a nice conclusion to a McDonald's, clearly not the best dessert on the market, but a nice bit of indulgence with a bit of festive flavour that left me quite satisfied (and slightly greasy).
My rating: 4/5