Americans will sit down to tables of pumpkin, apple and pecan pie this Thanksgiving, but that’s not all.

It seems that each state, or at least each region, has their local favorites that go beyond the usual fall harvest.

Instagram recently tried to take a cross-section — a slice, if you will — of the nation’s current pie preferences by tracking mentions and “likes” of various pie flavors over Instagram feeds and stories for the past month.

While by no means an accurate predictor of Thanksgiving pie choices — it’s not clear if the “pie flavors” being tracked were merely mentions of these fruits/foods alone — Instagram’s map, like all such dubious holiday food maps, whets the appetite for the home feasts to come.

The overall victor? It might be something of a surprise, but it’s one with a New Jersey connection:

Cranberry pie.

This type of pie drew the most mentions and likes in Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Washington, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Vermont, Rhode Island, Iowa, Massachusetts and Kansas.

Top cranberry-producing states (Wisconsin and Massachusetts) are in that mix, but not New Jersey, where the cranberry is considered a native fruit, alongside the blueberry. Both are jewels of the Pine Barrens, but blueberry pie won out in the Garden State. The highbush blueberries currently sold across the globe were first cultivated by Elizabeth White and scientist Frederick Coville at the Whitesbog cranberry farm, hitting the market in 1916.

Blueberry pie got the most attention in New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Maine (a producer of lowbush, or “wild” blueberries), Alaska and Utah.

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Instagram tracked pie mentions over the last month.Instagram

Second runner-up to cranberry pie was sweet potato pie, winning hearts in Virginia, Ohio, Mississippi, Washington, D.C., Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina.

Cherry pie (Missouri, Colorado, North Dakota, West Virginia, Michigan and New Mexico) and pecan pie (South Carolina, Indiana, Arkansas, Alabama, Texas and Florida) tied for third.

Pumpkin pie, a must-have at Thanksgiving tables across the land, got the most mentions in California, Arizona and Nevada. But strawberry pie claimed more states: Hawaii, Kentucky, South Dakota and Idaho.

Apparently only one state — Connecticut — overwhelmingly favored that All-American favorite: apple pie.

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Amy Kuperinsky may be reached at [email protected].

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