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The Most Popular Pies To Have On Thanksgiving, Through A Pie Pie Chart

A look at the top nine pie types Americans are enjoying this Thanksgiving.
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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.

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Here's a look at the top nine 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

Written by Foodbeast's Dominique Zamora