Church’s Chicken Lemon Cheesecake Fried Pie Review: How Does It Taste?

Mayank Kansal

Church’s Chicken’s Lemon Cheesecake Fried Pie - encased in drizzled white icing

If you ask anyone to name the first item they think of ordering from Church’s Chicken, it will likely be one of their chicken sandwiches or even their 3 or 5 piece combos. 

It is only natural as they are quite famous for their chicken, but have you ever tried their dessert items?  Church’s Chicken has some amazing dessert options and they announced just earlier this month they were bringing back their fan favorite Lemon Cheesecake Fried Pie! 

Church’s Chicken’s Lemon Cheesecake Fried Pie has a creamy cheesecake filling along with some graham crackers. Both of these delicious ingredients are wrapped inside a warm and flaky crust. 

This is then fried to help it achieve a perfect golden brown exterior. If this was not already mouthwatering enough for you, they follow all of that up by drizzling some sweet white icing. 

My first thought: Hey Siri, where is the nearest Church’s Chicken to me!

Buying Church’s Chicken’s Lemon Cheesecake Fried Pie

Church’s Chicken’s Lemon Cheesecake Fried Pie container

The easiest way to get your hands on Church’s Chicken’s Lemon Cheesecake Fried Pie is through any of the fast food delivery services such as Uber Eats, or you can simply pick up the order in person at a participating location. 

I personally like to pick up my items in person, so I decided to drive down to my local Church’s Chicken. 

No matter how many times I have stepped foot inside a Church’s Chicken, on each visit your nose immediately gets hit with the fried chicken and herbs scent, and I for one love it!

This time I had to fight that temptation because I was here for one thing only: Church’s Chicken’s Lemon Cheesecake Fried Pie. 

Last year I recall the price used to be $1.79 per pie, but this year the cost is slightly higher $1.99. This price may differ based on your region, but as of this morning it is listed on their website as $1.99 plus tax.  

I wanted to enjoy this peacefully and this Church’s Chicken location was only 5 minutes from the house so I decided to head home.

How Does Church’s Chicken’s Lemon Cheesecake Fried Pie Look Like?

Church’s Chicken’s Lemon Cheesecake Fried Pie - encased in drizzled white icing

As soon as I opened the box, I noticed this looked like a very decently sized piece of pie! 

Not only that, but I was also able to smell the sweetness as well as the tartness of the overall pie which left my mouth watering. 

On the top of the pie, there was a decorated drizzle of the white icing. The top crust under the icing as well as the crust underneath looked absolutely amazing. It was perfectly golden brown in color regardless of which angle you looked at it from. 

I actually ran a butter knife across the bottom crust and you could hear the exterior was perfectly fried! Simultaneously even the edges and the corners did not appear to have any overcooked or burnt appearance. 

We know that visually it looked stunning, so hopefully the taste will be just as amazing if not better!

How Does Church’s Chicken’s Lemon Cheesecake Fried Pie Taste Like?

Church’s Chicken’s Lemon Cheesecake Fried Pie - smooth filling

The very first bite from Church’s Chicken’s Lemon Cheesecake Fried Pie was filled with so many distinct flavors it’s quite incredible.

As you bite into the pie, first you will get to experience the light icing that was drizzled on top. The icing itself is semi sweet and doesn’t interfere with the other natural flavors.

Right after that we bite into the crust which was crispy on the outside, followed by a very nice soft and flaky interior. I was really impressed by the fact that even after the first bite, the crust is held intact as it does not just start breaking down or falling apart. 

This leads us to the aromatic and exquisite filling which consists of lemon cheesecake and graham crackers. Luckily for me, the Church’s Chicken was so close to my house that by the time I was eating this pie, the filling was still warm which is honestly the best way to eat this. 

Church’s Chicken’s Lemon Cheesecake Fried Pie - Golden even crust

The filling texture itself was very smooth! I mean it was blended so well to display that uniform appearance that had it not been mentioned in the item description, I would have never guessed there were graham crackers in it as well.

Even into that very last bite towards the crust, there was still a sliver of that amazing filling.

Also you can see from the images, whether it was the first bite, the middle, or towards the end, the crust was fried to an absolute golden brown appearance.   

Even with everything from the taste to its appearance looking phenomenal, are there any ways to enhance this? Of course there are ways to elevate anything to the next level!

How Can Church’s Chicken’s Lemon Cheesecake Fried Pie Be Improved?

Church’s Chicken’s Lemon Cheesecake Fried Pie - Delicious filling

So far we have discussed just how well the current components work with each other. While this is true, any businesses but especially fast food chains need to go above and beyond that to attract new customers.

For starters, I would think perhaps infusing some strawberries or blueberries into the filling can help enhance the flavor profile. I am not advising to overstuff the berries in the filling rather just enough to provide an additional element.

Another enhancement that I would personally love actually involves leaving the crust and filling as it is.

As a dine in option, I would love to see either strawberries or blueberries cut into smaller pieces and placed on top of the pie. Better yet, while I know logistically it would not be possible, adding a scoop of ice cream on top of the pie!

While the latter recommendation is definitely a stretch, I am certain they can adjust the filling to incorporate some berry flavors without drowning out any other flavors. 

Overall Thoughts

Church’s Chicken’s Lemon Cheesecake Fried Pie - Golden Crust even in the last bite!

I am so glad Church’s Chicken brought back their Lemon Cheesecake Fried Pie! It is a perfectly sized desert and thanks to the amazing crust, it is a lot less messier as well.

The flavors and the texture of the filling can not be emphasized enough, as it truly ties the whole experience together. In terms of its price tag, the $1.99 plus tax for this delicious treat makes it very affordable for everyone.

My biggest recommendation would be to make sure to enjoy it while it is warm for the best tasting experience.

Overall Score: 9.0

Are you going to try Church’s Chicken’s Lemon Cheesecake Fried Pie? It is only here for a limited time so do not wait too long!