NEW BREMEN — It’s all about making delicious deserts with love for Susan Krieg, owner of The Pie Shell in New Bremen.
“Everything’s homemade, we make things from scratch, there’s a big difference from taking something out of the freezer and baking it, than actually starting with sugar and flour,” Krieg said.
The Pie Shell was profiled by Ohio Secretary of State John Husted as a patriotic business for the month of July.
Since the announcement last week Krieg said she’s been getting a lot of calls for orders and from the media for interviews.
“It’s exciting. I’ve haven’t really been in the spotlight too much,” she said. The last time she got this much publicity is when she made a giant pumpkin pie crust in 2010.
When talking about her creations she said it’s hard to choose a favorite.
“I love every single one of my pies. If I had to choose, I’d struggle to choose between cherry and key-lime,” she said.
The most popular flavors are caramel apple, old fashioned cream and peanut butter, but of course there are seasonal favorites like strawberry and rhubarb right now, and pumpkin and pecan in the fall, Krieg said.
When she’s not baking she likes to spend time with her husband Sev and her three kids Megan, Emma and Tyler.
Her and her four employee’s hours vary depending on the demand, but they try to get pies done early, especially in the summer, so they can enjoy their evenings with their families. She said they always put their families first.
She said she loves her employees and can not do it without them. Krieg said back around Thanksgiving time they spent three days straight making 805 pies.
Before The Pie Shell got it’s location inside Wagner IGA in New Bremen, Krieg worked out of her home for nine years. She now provides pies, cookies, cakes and cheesecakes to the Minster and Fort Loramie locations as well.
Ohio business profile has helped raise awareness about companies registered and doing business in Ohio that are creating interesting products, offering outstanding service, contributing to their local communities and employing Ohioans in the process.
Each month, a handful of businesses linked together by a common theme are featured on the Secretary of State’s website, where Ohioans are encouraged to submit companies they feel are deserving of recognition in future months.
For a look at the other businesses profiled this month visit sos.state.oh.us/sos/OBP.aspx. For more information about The Pie Shell visit thepieshell.com or call 419-629-2625 to place an order.
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