Holidays

Fireman Derek Kaplan on Pumpkin Pie, Baking, and Opening a Retail Space

This Thanksgiving, why waste time baking a pumpkin pie when you can just buy one? We're not talking about a mass-produced puck from Publix. We're talking about the ultimate pumpkin pie from Fireman Derek's World-Famous Pies.

Derek Kaplan -- a six-foot-two, tattooed City of Miami firefighter -- has been baking pies for 15 years. When he's not at the firehouse, Kaplan can be found baking anywhere from 50 to 100 pies per day from a kitchen in the back of a Wynwood warehouse.

See also: Where to Get Thanksgiving To-Go in Miami

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Vanessa Martin