The saying “It’s as American as apple pie” exists for a reason. This is the quintessential American dessert. Apple pie can be eaten any time of year, but is best when apples are in season in the fall. As for where to eat it, you can find it in virtually every bakery in the country, but it’s by far the best when it’s cooked by someone’s grandmother. Try and get invited to someone’s Thanksgiving Day feast, and try it out there for the most authentic experience. Do not, for any reason, buy your first slice of apple pie from a gas station — or from McDonald's.