McDonald's Custard-filled Holiday Pies Are Back and Fans Are on the Hunt

McDonald's Custard-filled Holiday Pies Are Back and Fans Are on the Hunt

Among the many things that the holidays bring to the air, one is the feeling of change—lights go up, carols fill the airwaves, and the world seems a little more jolly for just a bit. Of course, all the warmth and fuzziness aside, it’s the holiday-themed treats that really get us going. Behold the McDonald’s Holiday Pie. While the internet may have been abuzz recently with the dramatic return of the popular McRib, it’s the return of this limited flaky, golden dessert that’s gotten devoted Mickey D’s lovers hungry and on the prowl.

McDonald's Custard-filled Holiday Pies Are Back and Fans Are on the Hunt

If you haven’t heard of or tried McDonald’s Holiday Pie before, here’s the run-down: think McDonald’s famous, crispy Apple Pies, but in place of molten-hot apples and cinnamon you’ve got pure, pillowy custard. Top that with a glaze of sugar and totally necessary rainbow sprinkles, and you might begin to understand why social media is bubbling with “Holiday Pie spotted!” posts more reminiscent of Bigfoot sightings than a seasonal food-lovers event. Indeed, you might head over to Facebook and spot users swapping sightings from Illinois to West Virginia to northern Indiana. Many suggest calling your local McDonald’s if you’re interested or check out the McDonald’s mobile app for availability. To be sure, Holiday Pie fans seem to express triumph when they do manage to snag a pie or three:

If anything, all of this hype has gotten those of us who haven’t tried this limited-time treat curious. Why doesn’t McDonald’s blast this from the mountaintops? What makes the Holiday Pie so festive? And if we manage to find one, will we, too, spend all of 2021 dreaming of the Pie’s return?

If you manage to grab one of these yourself, we’d love to know.