Since its incorporation in 1955, McDonald's Corporation has not only become the world's largest quick-service restaurant organization, but has literally changed Americans' eating habits--and increasingly the habits of non-Americans as well. On an average day, more than 46 million people eat at one of the company's more than 31,000 restaurants, which are located in 119 countries on six continents. About 9,000 of the restaurants are company owned and operated; the remainder are run either by franchisees or through joint ventures with local businesspeople. In 1954 Ray Kroc, a seller of Multimixer milkshake machines, learned that brothers Richard and Maurice (Dick and Mac) McDonald were using eight of his high-tech Multimixers in their San Bernardino, California, restaurant. His curiosity was piqued, and he went to San Bernardino to take a look at the McDonalds' restaurant.

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Hot Apple & Cherry Pies
McDonald’s Copycat Recipe

4−6 Cups vegetable oil (in fryer)
1 package Pillsbury apple or cherry turnovers (Find them in the refrigerated section)

Unroll the Pillsbury turnover dough. You will have six 3"x3" pieces. You will use four of them. Stretch them out to about 4"x5" rectangles. Do this on waxed paper. Spread 1/2 of the pie filling on one dough, and the other half on another, leaving about 1/2" of dough around edges. Clear a 3/4" space lengthwise down the middle of both. Place the remaining two doughs on top of the two with the filling. Crimp the edges. You'll have what looks like two giant pop tarts.

Cut both of them precisely down the middle, in that 3/4" space you created. Crimp those two edges. Manipulate as needed to form an attractive, uniform shaped pie.They should look like small burritos, only crimped around the edges. Place all four, flat on waxed paper, in the freezer. After about 45 minutes, spray all sides of each pie with water mist. Return to the freezer for at least another hour. Place in a freezer bag and seal for future use, or get ready to deep fry them.

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