Your State’s Favorite Pie

Discover the sweet and savory slices that define your state's palate! From the tartness of apple in the Northeast to the creamy richness of key lime in the South, regional ingredients and traditions shape these beloved pies. What does your state's favorite pie say about its culinary identity? Join us as we reveal these delicious details and perhaps inspire your next dessert choice.

January 23rd is National Pie Day and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with a slice (or two… or three… or four) of our favorite pie! There are so many kinds to choose from, whether you’re a chocolate-lover or a fruit-filled fan.

Just like every individual has their favorite kind of pie, each state prefers one type of pie over another. Take a look at our map below to find out which pie is your state’s favorite!

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Interesting Facts and Findings

  • It’s no surprise that pecan pie dominates the south, seeing as that’s where it was first invented in the 1800s
  • Peach pie is the nation’s favorite overall, being the most popular in 14 states
  • Fittingly, the pie of choice in Massachusetts is Boston Cream Pie
    • It is also the official Massachusetts State Dessert
  • Boston Cream Pie is technically a cake (but we’re sticking with it because it has “pie” in the name—and how could we leave it out of National Pie Day?)
  • 90% of Americans agree that a slice of pie is one of life’s simple pleasures
  • Two states felt so passionately about pies—our analysis found that Maine and Vermont each had four favorite pies
    • Main loves strawberry, blueberry, apple, and chocolate
    • Vermont’s favorites are raspberry, Boston Cream, lemon meringue, and pecan

Methodology

Our analysts looked at Google Trends data sets surrounding 15 popular pies between Jnauary 2021 and January 2022 to find out which pie was the favorite in each state. The pies we analyzed data for are:

  • Coconut Cream
  • Strawberry
  • Blueberry
  • Raspberry
  • Apple
  • Pumpkin
  • Cherry
  • Peach
  • Banana Cream
  • Boston Cream
  • Chocolate
  • Lemon Meringue
  • Turtle
  • Key Lime
  • Pecan
State Favorite Pie
Alabama Pecan
Alaska Pumpkin
Arizona Banana Cream
Arkansas Pecan
California Peach
Colorado Peach
Connecticut Apple
Delaware Peach
District of Columbia Key Lime
Florida Key Lime
Georgia Pecan
Hawaii Banana Cream
Idaho Peach
Illinois Peach
Indiana Peach
Iowa Peach
Kansas Cherry
Kentucky Peach
Louisiana Pecan
Maine Strawberry/Blueberry/Apple/Chocolate
Maryland Apple
Massachusetts Boston Cream
Michigan Turtle
Minnesota Pumpkin
Mississippi Pecan
Missouri Peach
Montana Banana Cream
Nebraska Cherry
Nevada Peach
New Hampshire Apple
New Jersey Apple
New Mexico Pecan
New York Apple
North Carolina Pecan
North Dakota Peach
Ohio Peach
Oklahoma Coconut Cream
Oregon Pumpkin
Pennsylvania Peach
Rhode Island Apple
South Carolina Pecan
South Dakota Cherry
Tennessee Pecan
Texas Pecan
Utah Peach
Vermont Raspberry/Boston Cream/Lemon Meringue/Pecan
Virginia Apple
Washington Pumpkin
West Virginia Pumpkin
Wisconsin Cherry
Wyoming Apple