The holiday stretch of 2018 is fast approaching and it's time to plan your menus for Thanksgiving. The Daily Meal is providing some inspiration for dessert by sharing the pies that best represent each of the 50 states.

Click through the gallery above for some of the most interesting (and delicious) pies from various states as well as where you can buy one in SW Conn. See the complete list of the "Best Pie in Every State" here.

Pumpkin pie best encapsulates the qualities of Connecticut, according to the Daily Meal. We are the Nutmeg State after all.

Now, some facts from the American Pie Council that you can keep in your back pocket for non-political Thanksgiving dinner talk:

  • Approximately $700 million in pies are sold in grocery stores each year. That's enough pies to circle around the globe at least once.
  • People used to eat fruit pies for breakfast to fuel them for a long day. (This was back in the 19th century). 
  • Shoofly pie – a wet bottom molasses pie – was once used to attract flies away from the kitchen. This version seems much more appetizing. 
  • Wealthy English folks were known for "surprise pies," from which live creatures would pop out when the pie was sliced open.

The American Pie Council even offers a pie personality test:

If you love chocolate pie, you might describe yourself as loving.

More of an apple pie person? You may consider yourself independent, realistic and compassionate.

Pumpkin pie eaters think they're funny and independent.

Those with a proclivity for pecan pie might say they're thoughtful and analytical.