Thanksgiving is a day to join around the dinner table and give thanks for life’s many blessings. Every family celebrates differently, but a common theme is eating a big meal with loved ones. Thanksgiving dinner is mostly known for the turkey, stuffing, and cranberries, among other dishes. But dessert is just as important on this special day!
In fact, we’d go as far as saying that the pies are the true star of Thanksgiving. Whether you’re into apple pie or you’re more of a pecan pie lover, you are sure to find the perfect pie for you. As it turns out, Americans have favorite pies, and the favorites vary state-to-state. GE Appliances laid out all of America’s favorite pies per state and created a map of their findings.
They went state by state and offered a more detailed glimpse at United States appetites. So which flavor has taken the largest slice out of America’s heart? The answer probably won’t be too surprising: pumpkin pie. Not only did it win, but it won by a landslide. Since this is the pie flavor most commonly associated with Thanksgiving, it is easy to see why it reigns supreme.
While pumpkin was the clear winner for the majority, residents of the northeastern United States seem to enjoy apple pie more. This makes sense to anyone who has ever had the chance to sink their teeth into a delicious New York apple. Meanwhile, Oklahoma did not choose either of these common flavors but have a preference for pecan pie.
Some of the southern states were unable to decide between apple pie and pecan pie.
If you thought that this map might inspire arguments, wait until you see the map that shows off all of America’s favorite side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner. As lifelong fans of mashed potatoes, we were very pleased with the outcome and that’s all that we have to say on the matter.
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