McMillen loves rolling dough, and even the scones at Lauretta Jean’s are crafted almost like a cinnamon roll. The exterior of this blueberry scone ($2.50), is light, flaky, and golden brown. The juice from the fresh blueberries helps the internal layers stay moist and inviting.
Salted Pecan Pie
The salted pecan pie ($4 per slice) is one of Lauretta Jean’s most popular pie selections, and only available around the holiday season. McMillen orders at least 100 pounds of whole pecans straight from Georgia. The light, flaky butter crust holds a creamy brown sugar-molasses filling, and the fleur de sel contrasts well against it. A generous layer of toasted pecans on top complement each bite of bourbon-kissed pie.
Blue Cheese & Carmelized Onion Handpie
Dashes of oregano and thyme are added to the dough of this handpie ($4) for a more savory twist. The blue cheese is locally made and pairs well with the sweet onions.
Delicata Squash, Bacon & Goat Cheese Quiche
There’s enough bacon in this quiche ($5.50 per slice) to satisfy a carnivorous craving while not overpowering the other components. The goat cheese-egg combination and roasted squash produce a pleasing, light backdrop.
This warm beverage ($4) is a good choice on a chilly winter morning. McMillen adds Madagascar vanilla beans to the house-made vanilla syrup to give this latte a rich, creamy flavor.