Figuring out which pies are the seasonal favorites all depend on two factors, which store-bought pies are getting purchased and what ingredients are people buying around the holidays? Surprisingly, several pies are tied for first and second place. It seems cranberry pie and apple pie are tied in first place for Thanksgiving. Pecan pie and sweet potato pie are seemingly tied in second place.
From data gathered through social media to random consumer reports, apple pie and sweet potato pie are known to be the two pies that are purchased the most during the holidays. Cranberry pie and pecan pie come in second, as the ingredients for homemade desserts usually increase leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday.
The popularity of each pie does differ by state, but that doesn’t mean other pies are left out in the dust. Some states have different popular pie favorites and the top choices can range from apple, pecan, and pumpkin, to blueberry, cherry, cranberry, strawberry, and sweet potato pie. However, there is no denying it, based on the number of pies sold in stores, the leading pies bought during the Thanksgiving holidays include apple, sweet potato, cranberry, and pecan pie.
Ever had a slice of pie `a la mode? This is a French culinary phrase and when it comes to pie, it means adding a scoop of ice cream to it. Vanilla and vanilla bean ice cream are also regularly purchased during the holidays. It isn’t difficult to understand why. A slightly warm slice of pie with a scoop of ice cream on top, slowly melting and mixing into every bite. Who could ask for more?