wants to know: What’s your favorite Thanksgiving pie?

Pumpkin? Pecan? Apple? Something else entirely?

Maple walnut pumpkin pie
Maple walnut pumpkin pie. –Karoline Boehm Goodnick for the Boston Globe

They say to keep politics off the table during Thanksgiving, but nobody really talks about the debates that go down when pie is involved.

In my family, there are pecan pie people and pumpkin pie people. We are a not a tempestuous bunch, but in the past our Thanksgiving emails and spreadsheets (yes, there are spreadsheets) have often filled with annotated notes aggressively suggesting one over the other, or, in a particularly bold move in 2014, scrapping both of them for pumpkin cheesecake (this was vetoed, obviously).

For the record, I’m a fan of both, but if I had to choose one it would be pumpkin — it tastes better for breakfast the next morning and there is never another time throughout the year that I crave pumpkin pie. But there are pecan pie people! And apple pie people! And people who —really, who are you? — fill their Thanksgiving table with pies that aren’t pumpkin, pecan, or apple.


To get a sense of which pies Bostonians will be topping off with whipped cream this year, we want to hear from you: What’s your favorite Thanksgiving pie? Vote in our poll below, whether it’s pumpkin, pecan, apple, or something else entirely (let us know what it is!). In the comments, we’d love to hear where you get your pies.

Remember, there’s no wrong answer.*

*Fruit cake is a wrong answer.

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