The first time I ever tried Popeyes was right in the middle of that initial chicken sandwich craze, and while that may qualify me as a bandwagon fan, I don't care. I don't plan on getting off. Especially now that the chain has introduced yet another deep fried dessert: Strawberry Cheesecake Pie.
In case you're not a Popeyes regular, here's the deal: the menu has featured a rotating roster of crowd-pleasing pies like Pumpkin Cheese, Pecan, Bourbon Fudge, and Cinnamon Apple. All of which deserve their own praise, but there's a new pie in town and it's the deep fried, turnover-style Strawberry Cheesecake Pie.
If it sounds a bit familiar, it's likely because Popeyes did release a similar-sounding Strawberry 'n Cream Cheese Pie a few years back. The previous pie had a straight up strawberry and cream cheese filling while the new pie is loaded with strawberry pie filling, graham cracker crumbs, and actual cheesecake.
People are already talking about it on Twitter: