crous·​tade krü-ˈstäd How to pronounce croustade (audio)
: a crisp shell (as of toast or puff pastry) in which to serve food

Examples of croustade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dessert options include apple croustade and vanilla bean cheesecake. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, 29 Apr. 2021 Dessert options include pumpkin pie, apple croustade, chocolate velvet cake and cheesecake. Leeanne Griffin,, 4 Nov. 2019 Jackson & Company served soft-boiled egg salad with caviar croustade, beef tenderloin with cognac sauce, and alternating strawberries Romanoff or Faberge cake for dessert. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, 16 Sep. 2019

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Word History


French, probably from Italian crostata tart, from crosta pastry shell, crust, from Latin crusta — more at crust

First Known Use

circa 1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of croustade was circa 1845

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Cite this Entry

“Croustade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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