Call me old fashioned, but when I think Thanksgiving, I think pumpkin pie. 

You know what I’m talking about—creamy filling, a gorgeous crust handmade by Grandma, a dollop of whipped cream to top it off . . . YUM. Turkey day just wouldn’t be complete without it.

That’s why, when I saw the (very literal) pie chart Instagram released today, I was floored. 

The map, which breaks down the most popular pie flavors across the country, reported that only three states prefer the traditional pumpkin dessert with their Thanksgiving dinner. Wait—what??

In a possibly even more upsetting turn of events, apple pie was deemed the least popular with only one state preferring it. ONE. How very 2020 of us, America.

So how did the pies rank overall?

Well, underdog cranberry pie was the clear winner with a whopping 14 states of popularity, while sweet potato pie followed closely behind. (I’m not gonna lie, I had to Google cranberry pie to see if it was really even a thing.)

The other rankings for the most popular Thanksgiving pie in 2020 are as follows:

  1. Cranberry
  2. Sweet Potato
  3. Cherry
  4. Blueberry
  5. Pecan
  6. Strawberry
  7. Pumpkin
  8. Apple

So just how did Instagram conduct such a—errrrr—scientific study, anyway? 

Instagram gathered the data according to the number of in-app likes and mentions of pie flavors over the last month, both in-feed and in stories. The pies with the highest engagement were crowned the winners for each state. 

In any other year I would be skeptical with the results of this research, but let’s be real—it’s 2020 and not much of anything surprises me these days. The good news is pie is pie, and you won’t see me turning away ANY variety that graces my plate on Thanksgiving day.

May we all enjoy a day full of love and gratitude . . . and really really good stretchy pants.

Alabama Pecan
Alaska Blueberry
Arizona Pumpkin 
Arkansas Pecan
California Pumpkin
Colorado Cherry
Connecticut Apple
Delaware Sweet Potato
Florida Pecan
Georgia Sweet Potato
Hawaii Strawberry
Idaho Strawberry
Illinois Cranberry
Indiana Pecan
Iowa Cranberry
Kansas Cranberry
Kentucky Strawberry
Louisiana Sweet Potato
Maine Blueberry
Maryland Sweet Potato
Massachusetts Cranberry
Michigan Cherry
Minnesota Cranberry
Mississippi Sweet Potato
Missouri Cherry
Montana Cranberry
Nebraska Cranberry
Nevada Pumpkin
New Hampshire Cranberry
New Jersey Blueberry
New Mexico Cherry
New York Blueberry
North Carolina Sweet Potato
North Dakota Cherry
Ohio Sweet Potato
Oklahoma Blueberry
Oregon Cranberry
Pennsylvania Sweet Potato
Rhode Island Cranberry
South Carolina Pecan
South Dakota Strawberry
Tennessee Sweet Potato
Texas Pecan
Utah Blueberry
Vermont Cranberry
Virginia Sweet Potato
Washington Cranberry
West Virginia Cherry
Wisconsin Cranberry
Wyoming Cranberry

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Casey Huff

Casey is a middle school teacher turned stay-at-home-mama to three littles. It's her mission as a writer to shine light on the beauty and chaos of life through the lenses of motherhood, marriage, and mental health. To read more, go hang out with Casey at: Facebook: Bouncing Forward Instagram: @bouncing_forward