pie·​crust | \ ˈpī-ˌkrəst How to pronounce piecrust (audio) \

Definition of piecrust

: the pastry shell of a pie

Examples of piecrust in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Glasse’s elaborate recipe—not included here—involved boning various birds (turkey, goose, chicken, partridge, squab) and stuffing one inside the other before encasing the lot in a sturdy piecrust. Heller Mcalpin, WSJ, "Holiday Gift Books 2020: Food," 19 Nov. 2020 And autumn mornings’ piecrust skies, rolling out as far as forever. Seija Rankin, EW.com, "Read an excerpt from Loretta Little Looks Back, a new middle-grade novel about black suffrage," 17 June 2020 Both flours have a medium level of protein, which makes either of them ideal for baking cakes, cookies, and piecrusts, thickening sauces and gravies, breading cutlets, and all of the usual suspects. Southern Living, "The Difference Between Bleached and Unbleached Flour," 2 Apr. 2020 Here is a hearty, stout-infused, and cheese-thickened stew that is excellent for serving to large crowds, essentially a British steak and kidney pie without the kidneys and piecrust. Sam Sifton, NBC News, "Winter weekends call for steak and Guinness stew," 1 Mar. 2020 Roll piecrust to a 12-inch circle on a piece of parchment paper. Slide paper and crust onto a baking sheet. Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Rustic Tomato Galette," 5 Aug. 2019 Put the piecrust on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until browned, about 10 minutes. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Hot and Hearty Pie Recipes to Kick Off Autumn in Your Kitchen," 21 Sep. 2018 An artichoke pie recipe came from a longtime family friend, as did her recipe for an easy piecrust. Amy Dewall Dadmun, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Revolving door' of summer visitors calls for special food," 19 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of piecrust

1582, in the meaning defined above

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“Piecrust.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piecrust. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of piecrust

: the outer part of a pie

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