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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:
- Apple - 20%
- Strawberry - 19%
- Pumpkin - 16%
- Cherry - 13%
- Blueberry - 9%
- Pecan - 8%
- Lemon Meringue - 8%
- Chocolate - 5%
- 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.”