A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 11, 2017
“What did the apple say to the apple pie?"/"You’ve got some crust.”

A pun on the word “crust” is:

Q: What did the apple say to the apple pie?
A: “You’ve got some crust.”


“Crust” means also “nerve.” The food riddle has been cited in print since at least 1967.


Wiktionary: crust
Noun
crust
(countable and uncountable, plural crusts)
1. A more solid, dense or hard layer on a surface or boundary.
2. The external layer of most types of bread.
3. An outer layer composed of pastry
4. The bread-like base of a pizza.
5. (geology) The outermost layer of the lithosphere of the Earth.
6. The shell of crabs, lobsters, etc.
7. (uncountable) Nerve, gall.
You’ve got a lot of crust standing there saying that.

4 September 1967, Anderson (IN) Herald, “Folklore” by William Wade, pg. 4, col. 6:
What did the apple say to the apple pie? You’ve got crust.

7 May 1968, San Diego (CA) Union, “Fun Time—The Riddle Box,” pg. B-8, col. 2:
What did the apple say to the apple pie?
You’ve got crust?

Google Books
Biggest Riddle Book in the World
By Joseph Rosenbloom
Illustrations by Joyce Behr
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
1976
Pg. 70:
What did the apple say to the apple pie?
“You’ve got some crust.”

Google Books
The Sterling Book of Riddles
By Vas Gratian
Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd,
1996
Pg. 74:
What did the apple say to the apple pie?

Google Books
Food Jokes For Kids 9
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
2015
Pg. ?:
What did the apple say to the apple pie?
“You’ve got some crust.”

YouTube
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What did the apple say to the apple pie?
“You’ve got some crust.”

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Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, September 11, 2017 • Permalink