The 9 Most Popular Thanksgiving Pies Pie Chart [INFOGRAPHIC]

(click through for hi-res)

Here’s a confession: I’m not a huge fan of turkey. Not a huge fan of mashed potatoes or cranberries or buttered things, either. What I do love – and I mean love – about Thanksgiving, though, is the dessert.

Keep your oversized birds and your baby food side dishes. Sit me down with a hot, hunking piece of apple pie a la mode and I’m set for the winter.

Here’s a look at the top 9 pie types Americans are eating this Thanksgiving:

  1. Apple – 20%
  2. Strawberry – 19%
  3. Pumpkin – 16%
  4. Cherry – 13%
  5. Blueberry – 9%
  6. Pecan – 8%
  7. Lemon Meringue – 8%
  8. Chocolate – 5%
  9. Chess – 2%

And a few extra pie facts for good measure:

  • Apparently, the first pies were filled with meat and called coffins, which could either be a total misnomer or completely accurate (probably both).
  • Mini, sliced and half pies make up 24 percent of pies bought. Yay portion control.
  • Recent growths in popularity for blueberry and cherry pies can be attributed to the public’s desire for antioxidants. Because nothing screams “healthy” like your third slice of blueberry pie.
  • Pies are slowly starting to challenge cupcakes for title of “trendiest dessert.”

chart via Coupon Cabin / pie facts via NPR

Dominique would be a foodie if she had money to pay for food. For now, she gets by just looking at food photography, which results in at least one more starving journalism student every time Instagram breaks down.

In this article:
  • David Burke

    what the heck is a chess pie?

  • barry

    strawberry pie is #2? strawberries aren’t even in season

    • Silas Marner

      Yeah, I was pretty surprised to see Strawberry Pie so high up. It’s not usually something I associate with Thanksgiving. I guess that shows my ignorance.

  • Jeffery Todd

    What who took this poll? Chocolate and Chess pie are the best!

  • CF

    I think cheese is in reference to cheesecake

  • waaminn

    Sounds like a pretty solid plan to me dude.

  • Judy@SavoringToday

    While surveys can be informative, your title and reprint of information is misleading. The survey was done in June and the general question of a favorite pie had nothing to do with Thanksgiving. Attributing the survey results to a specific holiday is misguided. Better research and original content would be more helpful to your readers.