Pie in the Sky
May 03, 2016 01:54PM
● By Dia
In the South, you spell love p-i-e. At least that’s the sentiment of Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop. “When you share pie, you share love,” according to founders Scott and Meredith Layton. The nostalgic Southern dessert shop that has become a mainstay in Knoxville, Tennessee, has brought its handmade, award-winning pies to Colleyville, and we couldn’t be more excited to taste every last one. All the recipes were handed down from the grandmothers of the founders, so you know these pies are the real deal—from the buttery crust to the perfectly sweet filling.
The confections at Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop are almost too pretty to eat. Six classic pies such as Coconut Cream and Granny’s Apple Pie are handmade daily in two sizes: four-inch mini pies and nine-inch pies to share. There are also seasonal pies such as the Summer Peach Pie and Edisto Key Lime Pie, which is named after the founders’ favorite beach in South Carolina.
And of course, there’s a Buttermilk Pie at Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop. The signature dessert is smooth and sweet—a hybrid of a classic Southern chess pie and a custard. “This flavor is great for people who prefer something without chocolate,” according to the shop. But if you happen to love chocolate, the Chocolate Meringue Pie won’t disappoint. The filling is slow-cooked on the stovetop and stirred until it reaches the perfect consistency. The result is a velvety pie bursting with rich chocolate flavor. Lightly toasted Italian meringue is the finishing touch.
While every pie is magnificent, Nanny’s Pecan Pie rose to the top as one of the South’s Best Pecan Pies, as declared by Taste of the South magazine. The famed pie starts with a buttery shortbread crust, which is then filled with crunchy pecans and topped with a decadent pecan filling. Then in the oven it goes until it’s firm but still moist and chewy. We can only imagine the aromas that must constantly waft out of the bakery.
The shop also whips up something called a Cloud 9, which is just what it sounds like: bliss in a cup. A mini pie is delicately mixed with a giant scoop of ice cream, resulting in a swirl of crust, sweet fillings and ice cream in each bite. It’s like à la mode, only better. Thumbprint Cookies are yet another sweet indulgence at Buttermilk Sky. These cheerful confections have different icing colors and flavors to coincide with the season.
However you like your pie, one thing is for sure: You’ll want to get a slice at Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop. If pie is love, we’re downright smitten.
BUTTERMILK SKY PIE SHOP
4712 Colleyville Blvd. Ste. 160 Colleyville 817-581-PIES