Hometown Highlight: Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop

In a world of hustle and bustle, sometimes you wish you could transport back in time. Back to a simpler time, when the days went by slower and life was sweeter. Maybe you dream of going back and sitting on your grandma’s front porch with a slice of apple pie. That’s exactly what Dwayne and Lisa Forga were looking for in 2013, when they discovered the Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop franchise. “Both of our grandmothers baked and cooked and we just love pie,” said Lisa, co-owner of Midland’s Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop. “He [Dwayne] loves a home-made pie – coconut cream is probably his favorite – and there just really wasn’t anyplace in Midland to get one.” After much research, a trip to Buttermilk Sky’s Colleyville, Texas location and scrumptious taste testing, Dwayne and Lisa decided to open their own Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop in Midland. The Midland location, which opened in October of 2017, welcomes each customer as soon as they walk in the door with the scent of homemade pies and thumbprint cookies. With flavors such as Chocolate Chess, Edisto Key Lime, Peanut Butter Crème and Granny’s Apple pie, everyone is sure to be pleased and if you thought it couldn’t get sweeter, they also offer the “Cloud 9,” which allows you to mix the pie flavor of your choice with vanilla ice cream. In addition, they offer homemade thumbprint cookies and seasonal pie flavors – all made from scratch daily, from the fillings to the crusts. Their mini pies make the perfect gift item and can be wrapped and packaged in the store. Gift options include individual pies or the “Pie Stack,” which includes a stack of three mini pies - making them the perfect item for a Teacher’s Appreciation gift, wedding favor or a special event. “We also have gift items that we can pair with our pies,” Lisa said. “We have items such as mugs, candles, T-shirts and tea towels.” The shop also sells whole-bean Twelve Gate Coffee, which can be purchased by the bag and is sure to pair well with a freshly baked pie. If you are looking for a little slice of country comfort, Midland’s Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop has just what you need. As their store sign proudly reads, “All I’m saying is, you rarely see a person crying and eating pie at the same time.” Located at 4400 N. Midland Dr.; Ste. 704 in Midland, Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday – Saturday. Orders may be placed online, via phone or in person. For more information about Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop, visit their website by clicking here. To learn more about the Midland location, visit their Facebook page, here.