pie·​crust | \ˈpī-ˌkrəst \

Definition of piecrust 

: the pastry shell of a pie

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Roll the piecrust onto a pie tin and sprinkle the cinnamon and nutmeg over it. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Hot and Hearty Pie Recipes to Kick Off Autumn in Your Kitchen," 21 Sep. 2018 The press-in-the-pan piecrust is truly no-fuss, sporting a crumblier texture but perfect for the creamy filling. Amy Dewall Dadmun, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Revolving door' of summer visitors calls for special food," 19 May 2018 Note: This piecrust may be used for other egg dishes as well. Amy Dewall Dadmun, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Revolving door' of summer visitors calls for special food," 19 May 2018 Made with buttery piecrust, it’s filled with a vibrant summer berry compote that includes strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, as well as a dash of sweet cream cheese. Allison Steele, Philly.com, "Pop-Tart or Toaster Strudel? No need to pick a side," 24 May 2018 Transfer mixture into piecrust and sprinkle with caraway seeds. Country Living, "Pie Recipes," 4 Nov. 2010 Using low-fat milk and phyllo, instead of a traditional piecrust, saves nearly 200 calories and 16 grams of fat per serving. Country Living, "Turkey Potpie with Phyllo Crust Recipe," 28 Sep. 2010 Place one piecrust into the pie dish and bake for 15 minutes. Daina Falk, SI.com, "Need a Perfect Gameday Meal this Fall? LeBron and More Athletes Have Some Recipes for You," 8 Sep. 2017 Onion Pie (Thursday) 1 refrigerated piecrust (from a 15-ounce package) 1 tablespoon butter 2 cups chopped sweet onion (such as Vidalia) 1 (8-ounce) package softened reduced-fat cream cheese 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt Heat oven to 350 degrees. Atlanta Life, ajc, "7 Dau Menu Planner," 7 July 2017

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1582, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of piecrust

: the outer part of a pie

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