The one pie people search for in every US state, from chocolate to cheeseburger

Darren K. Fisher/ShutterstockKey lime pie is a popular favourite in Florida.

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.

Though some classic desserts like coconut cream pie are popular in states like Iowa and Missouri, other states like Kansas and Michigan are exploring more savoury options like cheeseburger pie.

From key lime to spaghetti, here are the pies people search for disproportionately more in every state.

ALABAMA: Buttermilk Pie

Kevin.McCollum/ShutterstockA sweet favourite in Alabama.

Buttermilk pie is a custard-based dessert that is believed to have originated in the UK but has since become a Southern staple.

ALASKA: Shepherd’s pie

Anna Shepulova/ShutterstockThis pie is topped with a layer of mashed potatoes.

There are several varying recipes for shepherd’s pie, though lamb is the traditional meat filling for the dish.

ARIZONA: Lemon meringue pie

CKP1001/ShutterstockThis one is known for its fluffy topping.

This tart yet sweet dessert is loved for its fluffy meringue topping.

ARKANSAS: Buttermilk pie

Ralph Daily/FlickrButtermilk pie is sometimes served with fresh fruit.

Many recipes call for a dash of nutmeg to add a touch of subtle spice.


pingpongcat/ShutterstockThis one is perfect for chocolate lovers.

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

Life morning/ShutterstockA twist on a classic dish.

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

Brent Hofacker/ShutterstockChicken pot pie is a comforting classic.

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

istetiana/ShutterstockShepherd’s pie combines minced meat with mashed potatoes.

The mashed potato-topped pie is a favourite in a number of states.


Lesya Dolyuk/ShutterstockA creamy and crunchy treat.

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

Darren K. Fisher/ShutterstockKey lime pie is know for its tart yet sweet flavour.

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

Kimberly Vardeman/FlickrSometimes additional flavourings are adding to the base recipe.

Some variations of buttermilk pie include extra flavourings like vanilla and lemon.

HAWAII: Haupia pie

Leigh Anne Meeks/ShutterstockA creamy Hawaiian favourite with a layer of chocolate on top.

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

Jennifer Pallian/UnsplashIce cream is sometimes added for a creamy touch.

This fruit-based pie is typically baked in a flaky pastry shell.

ILLINOIS: French silk pie

Brent Hofacker/ShutterstockThis pie has a fluffy center.

Kitchn describes French silk pie as a fluffy chocolate mousse in pie form.

INDIANA: Peanut butter pie

Brent Hofacker/ShutterstockA simple no-bake option.

Peanut butter pie is a popular option since most recipes require no baking.

IOWA: Coconut cream pie

Tammy Venezia/ShutterstockThis pie combines a crunch and creamy texture.

Coconut cream pie combines the crunch of shredded coconut with the creamy texture of a traditional pie filling.

KANSAS: Cheeseburger pie

yoyomax12 – the diet free zone/YouTubeGround beef and cheese make up the filling of this savoury dish.

This savoury dish reinvents a traditional cheeseburger into a comforting pie filled with ground beef and cheese, as demonstrated in this recipe from YouTube channel Yoyomax12, “the diet free zone.”

KENTUCKY: Peanut butter pie

Ina Pandora/ShutterstockSome people add a layer of decadent chocolate.

Many peanut butter pie recipes call for a layer of crumbled chocolate peanut butter cups on top.

LOUISIANA: Crawfish pie

The Washington Post/Getty ImagesA thick and savoury recipe.

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

Africa Studio/ShutterstockVeggies and chicken are combined for a creamy filling.

Carrots, peas, and celery are often added to the filling of a typical chicken pot pie.

MARYLAND: Pumpkin pie

Brent Hofacker/ShutterstockA dollop of whipped cream is often added on top.

Pumpkin pie has become a Thanksgiving staple in the United States, but it was recently a popular search term in Maryland.

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NoirChocolate/ShutterstockThis one combines sweet and savoury flavours.

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

P Maxwell Photography/ShutterstockChocolate shavings typically cover the top layer.

Ree Drummond of the blog “The Pioneer Woman” called this pie one of her “all-time favourite desserts.”

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

Africa Studio/ShutterstockThis pie has a fluffy whipped topping.

Classic coconut cream pie recipes are known for having a dense yet creamy filling.

MONTANA: Chicken pot pie

Shutterstock/MSPhotographicWith carrots, peas, chicken, and loads of creamy base, chicken pot pie is the perfect comfort food.

Like people from Maine and Connecticut, the people of Montana love this hearty meal, according to Google’s data.

NEBRASKA: Cherry pie

Brent Hofacker/ShutterstockStuffed with tart cherries, cherry pie is a delectable, sweet treat.

Nebraska is the only state in the country with citizens who searched for cherry pie more than all other varieties.

NEVADA: Shepherd’s pie

NADKI / ShutterstockWith mashed potatoes coating a layer of chopped meat, shepherd’s pie is the ultimate savoury dish.

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

Africa Studio/ShutterstockWhat can be better than chicken and vegetables hidden under a flaky puff pastry?

The people of New Hampshire probably use warm chicken pot pies to carry them through their cold winters.

NEW JERSEY: Tomato pie

photosimysia/Getty ImagesTomato pie is a popular savoury option.

Unsuprisingly, the people of the Garden State were most interested in a garden-variety pie: the tomato pie.

NEW MEXICO: Pecan pie

MSPhotographic/ShutterstockThis buttery, sugary pie is served best with a dollop of ice cream.

Like the people of DC, New Mexicans search pecan pie the most.

NEW YORK: Chicken pot pie

LauriPatterson / Getty ImagesAnother state that searches chicken pot pie more than any other.

Like a number of other states, New Yorkers search for the classic chicken pot pie the most.

NORTH CAROLINA: Sweet potato pie

Guy J. Sagi/ShutterstockNorth Carolinians are most interested in this Thanksgiving Day staple.

North Carolinians were the only ones to search for sweet potato pies more than any other pie.

NORTH DAKOTA: Chocolate pie

Bojan Pavlukovic/ShutterstockNorth Dakotans followed their sweet tooth with this choice.

This creamy, chocolaty treat is a no-fuss, delicious choice.

OHIO: Peanut butter pie

Megan Betteridge / ShutterstockPeanut butter pie appeals to people in a number of states.

Ohioans definitely did not go wrong with this creamy, delicious pie.

OKLAHOMA: Chocolate pie

Kelvin Beecroft / ShutterstockChocolate pie was the most searched in Oklahoma.

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.


Tatiana Volgutova / ShutterstockThis isn’t your average pie.

Like its neighbour New Jersey, Pennsylvania churned out the most searches for tomato pie.

RHODE ISLAND: Cheeseburger pie

Average Guy Gourmet/YouTubeThis tasty treat is exactly what it sounds like.

YouTuber Average Guy Gourmet shared a classic take on the recipe that included a thick topping of cheese.


photosimysia/Getty ImagesIt’s not quite pizza, but it’s closer to that than many other forms of pie.

South Carolinians, like New Jerseyans and Pennsylvanians, searched most for this modern American twist on Sicilian pizza.


Tatiana Volgutova/ShutterstockWhat can be better than sweet, warm fruit under a flaky, golden crust?

South Dakotans know that there’s nothing more American than a classic apple pie.

TENNESSEE: Buttermilk pie

Ralph Daily/FlickrIt’s not too far off from crème brûlée.

This classic dessert contains a custard-like filling that’s typically made of sugar, butter, eggs, buttermilk, and wheat flour.

TEXAS: Millionaire pie

Spend With Pennies/YouTubeThis pie combines cherries with a whipped filling.

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

Hannamariah / ShutterstockThis classic pie makes for a rich, decadent dessert.

The people of Utah are hoping to enjoy Pi Day with a creamy, pudding-like treat.

VERMONT: Chicken pot pie

Africa Studio/ShutterstockYet another state is searching for this rich dinner 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

MSPhotographic / ShutterstockWashingtonians are interested in the light, airy decadence of a banana cream pie.

Like Utah, Washington has produced a lot of searches for this fluffy, sweet pie.

WEST VIRGINIA: Peanut butter pie

Charles Brutlag / ShutterstockA dollop of whipped cream is a nice touch.

Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio weren’t the only states searching for peanut butter pie this week.

WISCONSIN: French silk pie

Brent Hofacker / ShutterstockChocolate curls add an elegant finish to a French silk pie.

The people of Wisconsin searched for this chocolaty, creamy pie more than any other.

WYOMING: Shepherd’s pie

hlphoto/ShutterstockPeople in Wyoming were most interested in this hearty dinner.

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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