About MRS. SMITH'S® Desserts

About MRS. SMITH'S® Desserts

When Amanda Smith baked her first pies in the kitchen of her Pottstown, Pennsylvania home, she used the finest ingredients and amazing attention to detail to create the finest pies available. Amanda Smith started by baking pies for family, friends and charity events, but when her son, Robert Smith, convinced her to sell her pies, a business was born. Today, the makers of MRS. SMITH'S® desserts continue the tradition started by Amanda Smith, delivering pies and cobblers with made-from-scratch goodness you can see and taste. MRS. SMITH'S® pies and cobblers … a timeless tradition.

  • Early 1900's – Amanda Smith begins baking pies in her kitchen for family, friends and fundraising events.
  • 1919-1920 – Robert Smith operates the YMCA lunch counter and begins selling his mother's pies in the lunchroom.
  • 1922 – Robert Smith sells pies full time. He removes the rumble seat of his Dodge coupe and fits it with a special pie cabinet and begins selling to nearby grocery stores.
  • 1923 – A small store in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, is acquired for baking and the first commercial oven is installed.
  • 1928-1930 – Three additional baking plants are opened in Pennsylvania in the cities of Easton, York, and Philadelphia.
  • 1930 – Mrs. Smith's Delicious Homemade Pies has a fleet of panel trucks serving 47 separate routes.
  • 1950 – The Mrs. Smith's Pie Company executive committee makes the decision to add frozen pies to the product lineup.
  • 1952 – The Mrs. Smith's Pie Company changes its first trademark to include a rolling pin – a graphic element that is still used today.
  • 1960 – Mrs. Smith's pies are now sold in the "Miracle-Bake" pie tin, created to bake pies more evenly.
  • 2003 – The Schwan Food Company acquires Mrs. Smith's Bakeries and launches the MRS. SMITH'S® dessert brand.