Happy National Pie Day: Our 10 Favorite Pie Recipes from Carey Jones | The great thing about pies is that you can put just about anything in them. And from Pear and Frangipane pie to Quince and Cardamom Streusel, we do. But sometimes you just want classics. How do I make the best apple pie? The best banana cream? Pecan? In honor of National Pie Day, January 23, here are the ten definitive pie recipes from the Serious Eats database.