There’s tons of food items that are sure to brighten up your holiday table this season, especially if you’ve been getting your visual inspiration from sites like Pinterest, Tasteologie, or Punchfork. You’re making final head counts, writing out your list, and planning your marathon grocery store trip to fill your cart with all the basics: turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and all the other fixings. You cannot forget the most essential item besides the turkey — pies.
Which pies you choose to showcase on your holiday table is completely up to you. America’s love affair with this golden-crusted treat has been well-documented in pop culture. A 2012 survey by NPR examined our pie preferences and determined that there is nothing more American than apple pie. But, Apple isn’t the only type of pie. The other favorites are strawberry (?), pumpkin, and cherry. While pecan and lemon meringue aren’t quite as popular, your bound to see them in someone’s Facebook, or Instagram feed.