And the most popular Thanksgiving pie is…..!

thanksgiving pie

Check out the latest from a survey* commissioned earlier this month by Country Crock that offers up some insight on crowd-pleasing dishes this year! According to respondents, pie continues to have a special place in our hearts with 61% wanting to see either pumpkin (42%) or apple pie (19%) on the Thanksgiving table.

One of the good things about the good old pumpkin pie is that it’s just another way for families to come together. And with 72% of parents with kids at home letting them help with food prep (mostly stirring/mixing ingredients [43%] and taste testing [19%]) what better recipe to share with them than a classic?.

*Data was collected through an online survey of 1,000 people (who have hosted or attended a Thanksgiving dinner) conducted by Instant.ly for Country Crock between November 2-5, 2015. 

SURVEY FINDINGS

–          Squash dishes and Green bean casserole take a back-seat ― Mac ‘n Cheese is in demand

o   47% would nix a squash dish and green bean casserole from the Thanksgiving table; while 50% want mac ‘n cheese added to the table

–          Dishes must be “photo ready” ― DIY buttery compounds are perfect for Pinterest 

o   55% are likely to post photos of their favorite Thanksgiving dish on social media

–          It’s not just one traditional Thanksgiving anymore

o   44% of people attend two or more Thanksgivings per year

–          Leftovers are required ― If you’re tired of turkey sandwiches, try a Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole

o   96% plan to eat leftovers from the Thanksgiving meal in the days following the holiday

o   42% plan to incorporate leftovers into a new dish, so forget the sandwich and consider a casserole

–          Pie is still a must― Don’t forget the pumpkin

o   42% prefer pumpkin pie and 19% prefer apple pie

–          Make sure you get the stuffing right ― apple pecan holiday stuffing will help you do it

o   Stuffing is the second most popular dish (22%) after turkey (41%); it’s loved more than sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes combined

–          It’s not just the host cooking these days ― so be prepared to make a side dish everyone loves, like creamy mashed potatoes

o   64% ask a guest to bring one or more dishes to pass

o   63% prefer their potatoes to be mashed rather than baked, roasted, scalloped, twice-baked or boiled

–          It’s the most stressful time of the year ― so have easy, go-to recipes on hand

o   When hosting a Thanksgiving meal, more than half of people (60%) indicated their stress was food related ― preparing the food (26%); post-holiday meal clean-up (15%); shopping for ingredients (10%); putting the menu together (7%); finding recipes (2%)

o   79% of Thanksgiving hosts spent two or more days preparing for Thanksgiving, whereas 21% spent one day or less

o   66% of people have experienced stress when planning and preparing to host a Thanksgiving meal

–          It’s about “togetherness,” whether it’s in the kitchen or at the table

o   53% of respondents are hosting 10 or more guests for Thanksgiving

o   74% involve either their family, kids, friends and/or guests in the cooking and baking process

o   72% of parents with kids at home let them help with food prep; mostly stirring/mixing ingredients (43%) and taste testing (19%)

o   58% plan to include extended family (grandparents, in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins) at their Thanksgiving celebration

o   One in three plan to have friends attend

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