Meredith and Scott Layton, owners of Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop, have a ready answer: “It’s what we grew up with.” Their recipes for pecan, chocolate, and coconut pie come from Meredith’s Nanny, whom she describes as the “pie lady of Memphis.” All the fruit pie recipes come from Scott’s Granny, who lived on a farm with an orchard in Charleston, Missouri. You could say the two are baking memories.
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Here’s our best advice before you head out: Everything is homemade using, whenever possible, locally-sourced ingredients.
If you want a pie to grace your table on holidays, you need to place your order early.
The name of the shop comes from the 1946 movie Canyon Passage, which included the song “Ole Buttermilk Sky” composed by Jack Brooks and Hoagy Carmichael, best known for his compositions, “Georgia on my Mind” and “Stardust,” two of the most-recorded American songs of all time.