crous·​tade | \ krü-ˈstäd How to pronounce croustade (audio) \

Definition of croustade

: 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 pumpkin pie, apple croustade, chocolate velvet cake and cheesecake. Leeanne Griffin,, "These Connecticut restaurants are serving Thanksgiving dinner so you don’t have to cook," 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, "Houston Symphony Opening Night 'all-Russian' Concert & Gala celebrates diversity, unity and vodka," 16 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of croustade

circa 1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for croustade

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

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“Croustade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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