• 01.053 and apple-tart,’ said Bifur.

As simple as apple slices wrapped in pastry, as complex as the exotic spices you might choose to add.  I generally don’t add sugars to apple-based sweets and let the delicious fruit’s own sweetness shine.  Can you tell I come from apple country?  I hope you do, too!

Once again, OED does not list the hyphen in the spellings, but does have it in the samples from 1700s and 1800s.  Now I’m hungry.

“apple, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, June 2017. Web. 5 September 2017.

One of our fellow Word Fans – Stephanie Koutsoukos – offers this delicious, tested recipe!

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