.When the average American lists off his or her favorite desserts, those desserts tend to be ice cream, cake, cookies and, you guessed it, pie. Even better? Combine two of America’s favorite desserts for pie à la mode. Are you getting hungry yet?
.We decided to dig a little deeper into some of America’s very favorite pies and the history behind how they were first made and why they are so special to Americans. Click the link to check out this fun, and very literal, pie chart to see where your favorite pie ranks in America’s eyes. So, get ready for a major sweet tooth craving.
There’s no question that the popularity of Cherry Pie is in part thanks to the state of Michigan, which produces about 75% of tart cherries in the U.S. The state is also home to the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, which is also known as the cherry capital of the world. Thanks, Michigan, for bringing us these tasty and tart treats!
Chocolate Cream PieAlthough the exact history of Chocolate Cream Pies appears to be unknown, they resemble the French chocolate pâtisserie known as the tarte au chocolat. However, it is generally thought that cream pies became popularized in the American Midwest, where there were dairy farms aplenty. Chocolate Cream Pie is traditionally made with a flaky crust on the bottom, a chocolate custard filling, and whipped cream on top.
Pumpkin Pie is now synonymous with one of America’s most beloved holidays: Thanksgiving. And while we’re all about switching it up with something different for the holiday, there really is nothing like a nice slice of Pumpkin Pie topped with whipped cream. Originating with the pilgrims in the 1600’s, Pumpkin Pie is now our country’s second favorite pie.
And the vote is in: America’s favorite pie, perhaps not so surprisingly, is the Apple Pie. As we wrote about in our blog on the history of the Apple Pie, what we think of today as the Apple Pie is quite unlike the delicious dessert’s predecessor. In fact, the pies were once made with hard, inedible crusts that simply served the purposed of preserving the pie’s contents. Luckily for us, bakers sweetened up these treats over the years and perfected the art of the perfect flaky, buttery crust. Today, the Apple Pie is even Vermont’s official state pie.
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Wondering where to find one of Tippin’s pies? Go to one of the locations listed below, or check out our Pie Finder page.
- Cosentino’s Market, 10 East 13th St Ste A, Kansas City, MO 64106
- Hen House, 11721 Roe Ave Ste A, Leawood, KS 66211
- Hen House, 15000 W 87th St Ste A, Lenexa, KS 66215
- Dierberg’s, 4655 Osage Beach Pkwy Ste A, Osage Beach, MO 65065
- Dierberg’s, 1080 Lindemann Rd Ste A, Des Peres, MO 63131