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Salted Caramel Pie, McDonald’s

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.