Today, Southern Baked Pie Company touts three charming locations in Amanda’s native Georgia as well as a nationwide online shipping service—all offering a range of delectable sweet and savory varieties with the signature melt-in-your-mouth, all-butter pie dough she learned to make during a serendipitous visit with her mother-in-law in the midst of her career transition. Her pies come in an assortment of sizes and tempting flavors, from classics like Buttermilk and Traditional Apple to savory selections like Chicken Pot Pie and Tomato.
“It all started with the piecrust,” Amanda says. “Although I grew up cooking with my mother and making biscuits and cobblers with my grandmother, I had never made a piecrust. When my mother-in-law taught me how to make my first French pastry dough from scratch, I fell in love. I started making pies every day.”