Pecan or Pumpkin? A tough decision for some, not for others

See which won our text vote

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 08, 2018 - 8:04 am

We are just two weeks away from Thanksgiving Day.  The closer we get, the more I look forward to the big meal.

In fact, for a week or two I have had a serious hankerin' for a slice of pumpkin pie with a dollop of whipped cream.  It started when we were carving Halloween pumpkins and toasting pumpkin seeds.

That led to the age old argument over Thanksgiving pie... pumpkin or pecan?

So, I put the question to our listeners during the Early Edition of WWL First News. And with all of the votes tabulated, nearly half of the texts at 870870 were for pecan, close to a third were for pumpkin and the rest were write in candidates.

Some people had very strong support for one or the other.  One person actually said they would rather eat cow manurer than pumpkin.  Another texted the word pumpkin 15 times.  Then there was the person who said they vote for pecan all day everyday and twice on Sunday!
Here are the texts we got arranged by the winning pecan first, then pumpkin and finally the write in candidates:

  • Pecan duh
  • Pecan Pie
  • Pecan pie all day everyday especially on thanksgiving bring that pumpkin and you gotta go
  • Pecan
  • Pecan all day!
  • Pecan
  • Pecan
  • Pecan
  • Pecan with a side of pumpkin !!!
  • Pecan
  • Pecan pie and no other pie exists
  • Definitely pecan but pumpkin or sweet potato pie with pecans is good too
  • PECAN !
  • Pecan pie is great, but I'd rather some pee-can pie!
  • PECAN!!!
  • OMG!! Pecan pie rules!!
  • I love in the deep south. Pumpkin is for Yankees. Pecan all day every day.
  • There's nothing worse than getting pumpkin when you think you're getting sweet potato...also Pecan
  • Pecan
  • Warm slice of Pecan. U dig !!!!!!
  • Pecan
  • Pecan
  • Pecan pecan pecan
  • Pecan pie heat it up with vanilla ice cream on top
  • Pumpkin pie might be more traditional for northern climates. Here, pecan is King
  • Pecan pie
  • Dave I'm on a cruise and I'm going with Pecan Pie . Thanks
  • Wendy everyday... Jk pecan pie
  • Pecan
  • Dave, I wonder what it would taste like to mix both pumpkin and pecan pie together. Yes, I am one of those food mixer guys. I left a mixed everything up and tasted like that. I'm also a pecan pie guy for the vote. Enjoy your show.
  • Pecan
  • Pecan!!!
  • Pecan I love the crust
  • Pecan all day everyday and twice on Sunday!
  • Since I'd rather eat a pile of cow manure than pumpkin ANYTHING, I guess I gotta go with pecan


  • Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin. No competition
  • Pumpkin with crushed pecan glazed topping
  • Pumpkin Pie!!
  • Pumpkin pie with cool whip oh....yeah....... The only way i would eat a pecan pie is with out the pecans. Sweet heaven.
  • It's a close race for me but my vote is for pumpkin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Pumpkin all the way.
  • Pumkin
  • Pumpkin with a pecan chaser.
  • Pumpkin pie for the win!
  • Pumpkin
  • My mom's pumpkin pie!!!
  • My grandmother used to make the best pumpkin pie. Miss her
  • My wife makes a delicious pumpkin pie! We enjoy them year round!
  • Oh I love the pumpkin pie with warm crispy crust and cold, cold whipped cream, yum!!!
  • Pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin with whip cream
  • Pumpkin pie !!!! Listening in NE Oklahoma.
  • Pumpkin pie with whipped cream all the way!!!!
  • Pumpkin pie with a little Cool Whip on top. Don't forget a cold glass of milk.
  • Don't be a nut, pumpkin with whipped cream! Signman out
  • Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin rocks
  • Pumpkin pie all day!!!!


  • Malted milk ball ice cream pie or Oreo ice cream pie
  • Crawfish and melaton pie
  • King Cake!!!!!
  • If you limit our choices. Then neither.
  • Pecan and pumpkin pie sucks, I'll take blueberry cheesecake.
  • Crawfish pie
  • Neither
  • Pecan Pie Cheese Cake!!! Yum!
  • Sweet people
  • I only like two kinds of pie, hot and cold.
  • Sweet potato !!
  • Where is the love for apple?
  • Pec-umpkin!! Gotta run it with hot latte!!
  • Sweet potato pie
  • Cherry pie
  • Pumpecan
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