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Made in Alaska: A Pie Stop

By Heather Hintze 9:20 PM January 23, 2014

Two women opened A Pie Stop after successfully selling slices out of a food truck.

ANCHORAGE - Long before the sun was up, Dawn Kauffman and Fannie Miller were hard at work making pies.

They had to make a lot to ensure there were enough to make it through National Pie Day.

“Ninety? We are?” laughed Miller.

“It is our Super Bowl. Fannie is the pie whisperer, so that’s what we call her,” chuckled Kauffman.

The pair started selling slices out of a food truck over the summer. Just a few months ago they opened A Pie Stop in midtown.

“We enjoy coming to work, having a good time,” Kauffman said. ”Every day is an adventure. People call with ideas of pies and we’ll go ahead and make it for them.”

Miller took care of the triple berry — with blackberries, blueberries and raspberries — while Kauffman finished up the peanut butter pies.

The art of crafting the perfect pie has been handed down to both of them for generations.

“Fannie made pies from when she could stand on a stool and I made pies when my mom let me in the kitchen,” Kauffman said. “And we made pies all the time too. We do, we get along quite well.”

Everything from the coconut custard to cherry filling is made from scratch.

“We try not to buy anything pre-mixed at all,” Kauffman said. “So as much as grandma made it, like grandma made it, we want to keep it close to that.”

To celebrate National Pie Day, the shop gave away free slices at lunchtime.

KASH Country duo Jimmy and Roxi drove in traffic by broadcasting live and taking donations for kids in need.

Once they reached $250, Jimmy took a cream pie — complete with maraschino cherries — to the face.

“It was actually quite soothing. Roxi threw it in my face or placed it in my face. I could have paid $50 at a spa to get that treatment,” he laughed, wiping off whipped cream from behind his ear.

Kauffman and Miller said they’re grateful for all their customers for supporting the new endeavor.

It’s located at 3020 Minnesota Dr. and open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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