- In honour of Pi Day on March 14, Google shared the most uniquely searched-for pie in every state with INSIDER.
- Classic sweet recipes like peanut butter pie are popular in states such as Kentucky and Indiana.
- Savoury variations like shepherd’s pie are popular in states such as Alaska and Delaware.
In honour of Pi Day on March 14, Google shared the most uniquely searched-for pie in every state in the last seven days with INSIDER. The top-searched pie in every state reveals that people in the United States are becoming slightly more adventurous with their pie recipes.
From key lime to spaghetti, here are the pies people search for disproportionately more in every state.
ALABAMA: Buttermilk Pie
ALASKA: Shepherd’s pie
There are several varying recipes for shepherd’s pie, though lamb is the traditional meat filling for the dish.
ARIZONA: Lemon meringue pie
This tart yet sweet dessert is loved for its fluffy meringue topping.
ARKANSAS: Buttermilk pie
Many recipes call for a dash of nutmeg to add a touch of subtle spice.
CALIFORNIA: Mud pie
This chocolate-based dessert is often referred to as “Mississippi mud pie,” and features a crumbly chocolate crust with a fluffy chocolate filling on top.
COLORADO: Spaghetti pie
Unlike many of the pies on this list, Colorado’s current favourite is a savoury dish. Spaghetti pie reinvents the classic dish into a casserole-like pie.
CONNECTICUT: Chicken pot pie
People in Connecticut have been searching for chicken pot pie, which is made up of a creamy chicken and vegetable filling inside a flaky pie crust.
DELAWARE: Shepherd’s pie
The mashed potato-topped pie is a favourite in a number of states.
WASHINGTON, DC: Pecan pie
Pecan pie combines a rich creamy filling, typically made with molasses or maple syrup, with a generous coating of pecans on top.
FLORIDA: Key lime pie
Key limes are used in this pie to give it a tart and aromatic flavour that’s balanced nicely with its creamy sweetness.
GEORGIA: Buttermilk pie
Some variations of buttermilk pie include extra flavourings like vanilla and lemon.
HAWAII: Haupia pie
According to Hawaii Magazine, haupia is a coconut-based dessert that’s a staple at a traditional luau. Several recipes have turned the gelatinous dessert into a sweet layered pie.
IDAHO: Strawberry pie
This fruit-based pie is typically baked in a flaky pastry shell.
ILLINOIS: French silk pie
Kitchn describes French silk pie as a fluffy chocolate mousse in pie form.
INDIANA: Peanut butter pie
Peanut butter pie is a popular option since most recipes require no baking.
IOWA: Coconut cream pie
Coconut cream pie combines the crunch of shredded coconut with the creamy texture of a traditional pie filling.
KANSAS: Cheeseburger pie
KENTUCKY: Peanut butter pie
Many peanut butter pie recipes call for a layer of crumbled chocolate peanut butter cups on top.
LOUISIANA: Crawfish pie
This unique concoction is essentially a seafood version of a classic chicken pot pie. It contains a thick filling made of crawfish tail meat, spices, and vegetables inside of a flaky crust.
MAINE: Chicken pot pie
Carrots, peas, and celery are often added to the filling of a typical chicken pot pie.
MARYLAND: Pumpkin pie
Pumpkin pie has become a Thanksgiving staple in the United States, but it was recently a popular search term in Maryland.
MASSACHUSETTS: Ricotta pie
According to A Family Feast, ricotta pie is a traditional Italian recipe that features a sweetened ricotta filling in a crust with hints of vanilla and almond.
MICHIGAN: Cheeseburger pie
There are several variations on cheeseburger pie, such as the bacon cheeseburger pie recipe Delish shared on its YouTube channel.
MINNESOTA: French silk pie
MISSISSIPPI: Buttermilk pie
Patti LaBelle has recently expanded her line of pies to include this popular variety in Wal-Mart stores.
MISSOURI: Coconut cream pie
Classic coconut cream pie recipes are known for having a dense yet creamy filling.
MONTANA: Chicken pot pie
Like people from Maine and Connecticut, the people of Montana love this hearty meal, according to Google’s data.
NEBRASKA: Cherry pie
Nebraska is the only state in the country with citizens who searched for cherry pie more than all other varieties.
NEVADA: Shepherd’s pie
Like Alaskans and Delawareans, the people of Nevada searched for shepherd’s pie more than all other sweet and savoury varieties.
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Chicken pot pie
The people of New Hampshire probably use warm chicken pot pies to carry them through their cold winters.
NEW JERSEY: Tomato pie
Unsuprisingly, the people of the Garden State were most interested in a garden-variety pie: the tomato pie.
NEW MEXICO: Pecan pie
Like the people of DC, New Mexicans search pecan pie the most.
NEW YORK: Chicken pot pie
Like a number of other states, New Yorkers search for the classic chicken pot pie the most.
NORTH CAROLINA: Sweet potato pie
North Carolinians were the only ones to search for sweet potato pies more than any other pie.
NORTH DAKOTA: Chocolate pie
This creamy, chocolaty treat is a no-fuss, delicious choice.
OHIO: Peanut butter pie
Ohioans definitely did not go wrong with this creamy, delicious pie.
OKLAHOMA: Chocolate pie
Like people in North Dakota, people in Oklahoma are most interested in this sweet treat.
OREGON: Strawberry rhubarb pie
Idaho searched strawberry pie most, but Oregon distinguished itself as the only state to look up strawberry rhubarb pie more than any other flavour.
PENNSYLVANIA: Tomato pie
Like its neighbour New Jersey, Pennsylvania churned out the most searches for tomato pie.
RHODE ISLAND: Cheeseburger pie
YouTuber Average Guy Gourmet shared a classic take on the recipe that included a thick topping of cheese.
SOUTH CAROLINA: Tomato pie
South Carolinians, like New Jerseyans and Pennsylvanians, searched most for this modern American twist on Sicilian pizza.
SOUTH DAKOTA: Apple pie
South Dakotans know that there’s nothing more American than a classic apple pie.
TENNESSEE: Buttermilk pie
This classic dessert contains a custard-like filling that’s typically made of sugar, butter, eggs, buttermilk, and wheat flour.
TEXAS: Millionaire pie
Texans have their eyes on the money with this no-bake pie, which YouTube channel Spend With Pennies shared a recipe for.
UTAH: Banana cream pie
The people of Utah are hoping to enjoy Pi Day with a creamy, pudding-like treat.
VERMONT: Chicken pot pie
Like its neighbour New York, Vermont has produced more searches for chicken pot pie than for any other sweet or savoury treat.
VIRGINIA: Butterscotch pie
With butter and sugar baked until it’s warm and brown, butterscotch pie is a classic pick.
WASHINGTON: Banana cream pie
Like Utah, Washington has produced a lot of searches for this fluffy, sweet pie.
WEST VIRGINIA: Peanut butter pie
Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio weren’t the only states searching for peanut butter pie this week.
WISCONSIN: French silk pie
The people of Wisconsin searched for this chocolaty, creamy pie more than any other.
WYOMING: Shepherd’s pie
Rounding out the list is Wyoming, which, like Arkansas, Delaware, and Nevada, produced more searches for shepherd’s pie than any other pie variety.
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