March 14 is Pi Day so we celebrate with food, because why wouldn't we?

Every celebration is better when the food is good, and a great meal needs to be followed by a delicious dessert.

So Gurney's Seed & Nursery did some research trying to find the most popular fruit pies in every state.

Using Google Trends search interest data, we found out which fruit pie is the most popular in every state and in the U.S. overall.

The Most Popular Fruit Pie in the Midwest according to Gurney's is Strawberry Pie. Believe it or not, I've never had a Strawberry Pie before.

Apple pie, on the other hand, I've had plenty of times. It makes sense that it was designated as the Most Popular Fruit Pie in Illinois.

Well, if you're looking to celebrate the right way on March 14, here are the best places for apple pie in Rockford according to Yelp.

  1. Banana Cherry Bakery
  2. Bella Luna Bakery
  3. Mary's Market Bakery & Cafe
  4. Curran's Orchard
  5. GreenFire Restaurant Bar & Bakery

Bella Luna Bakery closed up their physical store but still take personal orders via Facebook, Instagram, or by email at

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