It was the Chocolate Pie in 2016, so for 2017 it’s the Salted Caramel Pie featuring on McDonald’s menus. It’s the same crispy pastry used for their apple pies encasing a salted caramel filling.
I had initial reservations about trying this because I’m not a caramel generally, mostly because I find them too sweet with not relief. But this Salted Caramel Pie surprised me with its pleasantly balanced caramel innards that are neither too sticky and rich nor sickeningly sweet. This is likely because the salted caramel filling is more of a translucent gel without the dairy component that makes it an opaque paste.
Salted Caramel Pie appeared on McDonald’s menus in Sydney, Australia during June 2017.