Bring Back the Chick-fil-A Lemon Pie
We’re still missing this sweet treat.
Though we love rounding out a delicious Chick-fil-A meal of crispy waffle fries and fried chicken with one of their fudgy brownies or Icedream cones, there was something particularly special about ordering a slice of the restaurant’s Lemon Pie. The sweet, bright flavor of this homemade, meringue-topped dessert was the perfect ending to an already perfect meal. This fan favorite has been off the Chick-fil-A’s nationwide menu for years now, but we’re still keeping our fingers crossed for a comeback. (There’s even a Facebook page of passionate diners who are advocating for the pie’s return.)
In the meantime, however, customers can still order slices of the crowd-pleasing Lemon Pie at Chick-fil-A’s Dwarf House Restaurants. Make a special trip to the original Dwarf House in Hapeville, Georgia, about 10 minutes south of Atlanta. The history alone of this 24-hour, diner-style eatery—which was established by Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy in 1946—is well worth a visit.
It’s here that lemon meringue pie master Jackie Banks (also known as “Ms. Jackie”) whips up the legendary desserts from scratch daily—and has been for over 25 years. As only the third pie maker in the restaurant’s over-70-year history, Banks has polished her craft into an art form, needing only to eyeball measurements of ingredients, baking each pie as perfectly as the one before.
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For those who can’t make the pilgrimage to the Dwarf House and order a slice of Banks’ famous pie, she has revealed her recipe. So until the Lemon Pie reappears on Chick-fil-A menus, customer can still enjoy it at home.