“My sweet Lady Jane,” Mick Jagger memorably sang in 1966. Nearly 50 years on Oprah Winfrey is singing the same tune. But Oprah’s not talking about a woman like Mick was, she’s talking about pie. Deep dish cherry pie, to be specific, from the Sweet Lady Jane Bakery in California. (Sweet Lady Jane has four sweet-smelling locations: West Hollywood, Encino, Santa Monica and Newport Beach.)
Word is you can smell this West Coast pie baking all the way in Chicago. Oprah put 87 things on her Favorite Things list this year, and Sweet Lady Jane’s Deep Dish Cherry Pie is the best-smelling one. Making Oprah’s list is a little like when a college athlete gets drafted by the pros — it’s a new level. But Sweet Lady Jane has been around for 27 years and already won loads of praise and accolades. So unlike some businesses that get swamped by the Oprah attention, Sweet Lady Jane is ready for your order. Hey, Sweet Lady Jane has been named the “No. 1 Patisserie in the World” by National Geographic. And NatGeo has been around.