We ♥ Pie

We’re eating more pie than ever.
Pie consumption has been steadily rising for nearly a decade. We’re eating pie in restaurants and cafés, buying pie fresh from the bakery and frozen from the supermarket. Fruit pies, cream pies, nut pies, custard pies— we love all kinds of pie.

What’s not to love?
Pie is edible nostalgia; a big slice of Americana. Seniors and baby boomers never lost a taste for it, and younger generations are drawn to its simplicity and authenticity. It’s straightforward value in a wayward economy. And if you have it à la mode, it’s like you’re getting away with two desserts in one.

What? No banana cream?
Apple pie is the perennial, overwhelming favorite. But there are plenty of shockers in the Pie Slice of Life Survey brought to us by the makers of Mrs. Smith’s frozen pies (you’ll find the survey’s corresponding favorite pie pie chart below). Pumpkin makes a mind-boggling appearance in second place, while cherry pie is relegated to a middling fourth place. Key lime and peach, the southern states’ favorites, both have strong showings. But where’s the strawberry-rhubarb or maybe a little something from the custard family?

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You don’t have to agree with the survey to show your love for America’s favorite pie with an Apple Pi decal.

We have Luxirare to thank for the pastry insanity that is Pie Pops.

Is pie the new wedding cake?

This is my kind of pie chart.

pie chart of pies via Robyn Lee

 

Are you looking for some good pie (and really, who isn’t)? 
Click on your state to find pie recommendations and reviews submitted by the discerning members of the Pie-of-the-Month Club.

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Fighting the good fight:
The American Pie Council works tirelessly to raise awareness, enjoyment, and consumption of pie. It’s the only organization committed to preserving America’s pie heritage and promoting American’s love affair with pies. 

 

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