What's Your State's Favorite Thanksgiving Day Pie?

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty 179530

WHAT'S THE FAVORITE THANKSGIVING DAY PIE IN YOUR STATE?

DO YOU AGREE?

Do you have a favorite pie for Thanksgiving dinner? Is it the same as the favorite pie in your state? Google shared a list with USA TODAY of uniquely searched pies in each state.

 

As you can see from the list below, pumpkin pie seems to be the overall favorite in 13 states. However, apple pie is not far behind with 11 states showing it as a favorite. Some interesting surprises in several states: chess pie in North Carolina and Tennessee; key lime pie in Utah; French silk pie in Illinois; lemon meringue in Colorado; chocolate mousse pie in New Mexico.

 

And with all the pecans grown in Texas, New Mexico and Georgia, why wouldn't pecan pie show up as a favorite Thanksgiving Day pie?

 
FAVORITE PIES BY STATE
 
pumpkin pie

Alabama – Sweet potato pie 

Alaska – Pumpkin pie 

Arizona – Pumpkin pie 

Arkansas – Pumpkin pie 

California – Banana cream pie 

Colorado – Lemon meringue pie 

Connecticut – Mississippi mud pie

Delaware – Apple pie 

District of Columbia – Apple pie 

Florida – Apple pie 

Georgia – Buttermilk pie 

Hawaii – Haupia pie 

Idaho – Pumpkin pie 

Illinois – French silk pie 

Indiana – Cranberry pie 

Iowa – Apple pie 

Kansas – Cherry pie 

Kentucky – Pecan pie 

Louisiana – Sweet potato pie 

 Maine – Apple pie 

Maryland – Apple crumble pie 

Massachusetts – Cranberry pie 

Michigan – Pot pie 

Minnesota – Pumpkin pie 

Mississippi – Sweet potato pie 

Missouri – Pumpkin pie 

Montana – Pecan pie 

Nebraska – Pumpkin pie 

Nevada – Apple pie 

New Hampshire – Pumpkin pie 

New Jersey – Mini apple pie 

New Mexico – Chocolate mousse pie 

New York – Apple pie 

North Carolina – Chocolate chess pie 

North Dakota – Pecan pie 

Ohio – Peanut butter pie 

Oklahoma – Pumpkin pie 

Oregon – Caramel apple pie 

Pennsylvania – Pumpkin pie 

Rhode Island – Pumpkin pie 

South Carolina – Apple pie 

South Dakota – Apple pie 

Tennessee – Chess pie 

Texas – Buttermilk pie 

Utah – Key lime pie 

Vermont – Cherry crumble pie 

Virginia – Chess pie 

Washington – Banana cream pie 

West Virginia – Pumpkin pie 

Wisconsin – Apple pie 

Wyoming – Pumpkin pie

 

 

I'm not much of a pie eater myself, although I can tempted by Key Lime pie. And as I've never had chess pie, which is apparently North Carolina's favorite Thanksgiving Day pie, here's a recipe on how to make a classic Southern chess pie:

 

BAKING A SOUTHERN CLASSIC CHESS PIE FOR THANKSGIVING: VIDEO

 

 

Whatever pie you're planning on enjoying this Thanksgiving, wishing you the happiest and tastiest of Thanksgivings! And remember, life is short... eat dessert first!

 

Happy Thanksgiving From Great Homes In Charlotte

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 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

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Comments (42)

Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Hi Nina, this is a great list, but I can attest that the chart is incorrect. The favorite pie for Mississippi is PECAN. We prefer to have our sweet potatoes in a casserole topped with loads of brown sugar and pecans and call it a side dish. :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 24, 2022 10:38 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nina,

Happy Thanksgiving!  - I love pecan pie, but Arizona prefers pumpkin.  Oh well!  We are having pumpkin pie!

Nov 24, 2022 11:53 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox ha-ha-ha, Joan. Actually, if you gave me a choice between lemon meringue and pecan pie, I'd always choose the lemon meringue. I've never been a pecan pie lover on Thanksgiving or any other day.

Nov 24, 2022 01:11 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Roy... thought this would be a fun list to share today... and I'm with you on cherry pie. I almost never eat pie, but if I had a choice of a fruit pie, it would be cherry (and maybe plum, too).

Nov 24, 2022 01:12 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Bruce Walter hi Bruce... and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I'm with you on the canned cranberry sauce. I don't know why people turn their noses up at it. Can't say I've ever heard of persimmon pie or ice cream... but will now keep my eyes open for it.

Nov 24, 2022 01:14 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Will Hamm thank you, Will, for stopping by... trust you've been enjoying your Thanksgiving Day and dinner.

Nov 24, 2022 01:14 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty hi Pat... oh those sugary and high calorie Southern dishes! I'm not a pecan pie lover, but I don't mind a sweet potato casserole... but just a couple of bites! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours... hope your day was fabulous.

Nov 24, 2022 01:16 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® hi Sheri... hope you enjoy your pumpkin pie... I don't eat either pumpkin or pecan pie. But I do make a pretty mean pumpkin cheesecake! Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 24, 2022 01:17 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina it is strange that Mississippi Mud Pie is the CT choice, because it is rarely served at any events I have been to.

Nov 24, 2022 04:05 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker, many love pies, I was never a big fan of pies of any kind or anything that has the pie texture. 

Nov 24, 2022 04:36 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina- I love apple pie and even though I was born in Texas, I have never had buttermilk pie. In fact, I've never been to a dinner or function that served it!! 

Nov 24, 2022 07:56 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I had no idea Nina, now with that said we had Apple, Blueberry and Pumpkin.... guess we are not following the state approved pie:) Hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving, Endre

Nov 24, 2022 10:08 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto good morning, George... that certainly raised my eyebrows, as well. Trust you had a lovely Thanksgiving celebration.

Nov 25, 2022 03:53 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Beth Atalay you and me, both, Beth. If I eat anything related to pie, it's more of a tart as they make them in France or Germany. I do like key lime pie... but for some reason never think of it as "pie" in the classic sense of pie. Meantime, hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

Nov 25, 2022 03:54 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... I've never had buttermilk pie, myself. As for apple pie... not a big fan. Give me a French-style apple tart and we have something to talk about! :)

Nov 25, 2022 03:56 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Endre Barath, Jr. good morning, Endre... certainly no shortage of dessert choices at your Thanksgiving table... did you bake them all? How did it go with your new range?

Nov 25, 2022 03:57 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Nina,

I am a fan of most pies, with Apple, Pumpkin, and blueberry topping the list.

Bob

 

Nov 25, 2022 10:40 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Bob Crane hi Bob... that is where our paths diverge! :)))  I've never been a fan of pies, unless it's key lime pie, which I somehow never think of as a pie, per se. 

Nov 26, 2022 04:12 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I am pretty sure cherry pie is not the favorite pie in Kansas

In Kansas the saying goes you have to eat pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving Day or the Wheat won't grow! 

My husband always said he has 2 favorite pies..... hot or cold!!

Thank you Nina Hollander, Broker 

Nov 28, 2022 11:49 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Debra Leisek good morning, Debra... I love these kinds of surveys... they always generate a ton of discussion and fun information like that Kansas saying. Unlike your husband, I'm not a pie fan... but at least you know it's easy to please him.

Nov 29, 2022 04:21 AM