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Who doesn’t love a good dose of comfort food? Seriously, sometimes, like after a breakup or during a winter snowstorm, comfort food is the perfect remedy. Michigan folk have a lot of great comfort food to enjoy, and as it turns out, one comforting food item is the most popular in the state.

The folks at Comfortablefood.com have put together a study to determine the most popular comfort food in the Michigan, as well as every state in America. “Depending on where you stay in America, the comfort food peculiar to each state can turn your frown into a smile at first bite,” they state in the article. “Whether settling for a pizza in a restaurant or making your deep dish pizzas at home from scratch, comfort foods are the perfect way to unwind and enjoy the rest of your day. America is a nation of comfort foods with a myriad of restaurants making our delicious dreams come true. It’s where you can indulge in any food you want without judgment.”

So, what’s the most popular comfort food in Michigan? It is seriously no surprise, but tart cherry pie comforts the people of the Michigan. “Michigan is the biggest producer of the Montmorency tart cherries, and it’s reflected in their famous tart cherry pies. The tart Michigan cherry pie is the food of comfort for its residents,” the article states. “Depending on the flavors you want, its ingredients will include brown sugar, vanilla ice cream, oats, lemon juice, and a host of others. Bake for over an hour, and you’re ready for deliciousness.” As for some nearby states, in Ohio, it’s the Pierogi. “Pierogi is the polish word for dumplings, and you’d see dumplings a lot in the state of Ohio,” they state. “Many people think buckeye is the food of comfort for Ohio residents, but they’re only specially made during the holidays, putting Pierogi ahead of them.” Find the full list here.

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