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

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Favorites by State, perfect.  Especially since pie is the BEST side of all.  Happy Thanksgiving. Bill


Original content by Nina Hollander, Broker 179530



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?

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:





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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Comments (8)

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

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 10:36 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Bill, for sharing this reblog selection.

I do not recall having chess pie during my many years in Virginia. I will have to ask Chef Dolores to make one.

Nov 24, 2022 10:48 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I made a pecan pie, apple pie and pumpkin cheesecake for today!  I love pie!

Nov 24, 2022 11:34 AM
Jon Quist
Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996

I looked over the entire list. A pie is missing. That would be shoofly pie. I had some in Amish country once or twice. Really tasty and quite unique.

Nov 24, 2022 12:19 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Bill... thanks for the re-blog. I love "statistics" like this... they always generate comments and opinions.

Nov 25, 2022 05:31 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Enjoyed your blog page, and I added you as a

friend. I would love the follow back. Bill

Nov 25, 2022 11:03 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Bill Salvatore - East Valley thank you for the list. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Nov 25, 2022 02:01 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

As the story goes.... in Kansas you have to eat Pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, or the wheat won't grow!! Seriously!!  Thank you Bill Salvatore - East Valley 

Nov 26, 2022 12:42 AM