The Best Pies for Pi Day: These Are the Pies Everyone's Eating Right Now
If you want to whip up some delicious pies for Pi Day, we've got a few ideas and recipes based on current dessert tastes.
With Pi Day 2019 upon us, tonight is going to be a major baking night as you prepare your pie celebrations for March 14. Sure, you can take advantage of the many Pi Day deals on pizza and various treats happening near you in honor of 3.14 and its infinite digits–but if you're looking for family Pi Day activities or want to bake a homemade pie for Pi Day to bring to work or your kids' school, we've got some information to help you decide what dessert recipe to go with.
Meal-delivery platform GrubHub did the math (fittingly) for Pi Day 2019 and broke down some current pie trends in America. Using the platform's customer data and the U.S. census from 2017 and 2018, the site identified the top-rising pies, in terms of popularity, by region.
For starters, there are some notable regional trends. The West orders pie from GrubHub most frequently, with the Midwest, South, and East following respectively. Nebraska ordered the most pies of any state in 2018, with Rhode Island, Kansas, Nevada, and New Mexico rounding out the top-10 most frequent pie purchasers.
Despite a clear difference in who orders the most pie for delivery, flavor profiles were surprisingly consistent across the country. Apple pie seems to be a universal crowd pleaser, growing in popularity in all four regions by up to 275% from 2017 to 2018. Try our Old-Fashioned Apple Pie recipe or a seasonal Cranberry Apple Pie recipe if you're making your Pi Day pies at home this year.
Mud pie was another surefire hit, rising in the popularity ranks in the West, South, and East in 2018. Get to baking our four-step Mud Pie recipe and pair it with your favorite ice cream for a delicious Pi Day activity.
If you're looking for a more experimental or adventurous take on apple pie, you probably live in the Midwest or the East. Residents in these two regions of the U.S. have their eyes (and mouths) set on caramel apple pie in addition to the classic pared down version. Go for our Apple Cake with Caramel Glaze.
None of these sweet options what you're looking for? Real Simple's Food Director likes this simple, five-ingredient Creamy Chocolate Coconut Pie as a Pie Day go-to, or you could go the savory route with our Chicken Pot Pie recipe.