Krispy Kreme doughnuts (plain glazed, of course), Popeyes spicy chicken tenders and onion rings, and the Whataburger potato breakfast taquito. My latest guilty pleasure is the baked apple pie at McDonalds.
I had avoided trying the apple pie because I remembered the deep fried versions of my childhood. Those had a tough, oil-laden crust and an overly sweet artificial-tasting filling.
The new version of the pie has a tender baked pastry crust that gives way to a warm filling with a good balance of sweetness and acidity. That balance comes from a generous portion of apple in the cinnamon-laced filling.
In my area they are sold two for $1. The first I eat right away when the pie has a fresh-baked aroma, a warm filling and perfect crust. The second pie I save for later. It is easy enough warm it in a toaster oven, but I usually dont go to the effort. Something about the cold pie makes me think of Thanksgiving Day when you raid the fridge long after the leftovers have been put away. Fast food that tastes good and evokes good memories deserves a place on my guilty pleasures list.