Chef and Owner of Teas Pie Company
By Lauren Jones, Photo by Courtney Runn
The sweet aroma of fresh-baked goodness welcomes customers at Texas Pie Company, just a few miles south of Austin. Chef and Owner Julie Albertson started her business in 1987 with a rolling pin and a plan to bake for restaurants in Austin and the Hill Country. If you’ve eaten pie in Central Texas in the last 30 years, there’s a good chance you’ve been served one of her pies. In 2000, Albertson opened her Kyle, Texas, location and it became a destination for pie pilgrims from throughout the world, as well as a favorite lunch spot for locals. In 2016, her incredible Original Pie Dough Puck—frozen, raw pie dough ready to be rolled out for any variety of savory or sweet treats—won her the $25,000 grand prize in H-E-B’s Quest for Texas Best contest. It’s now available in H-E-B stores statewide.